Lewis, I too have my own opinions, But I still remember to at least consider the inane ramblings of the village idiot. Sometimes they are right.
(this commment in no way reflects anyone specific....)
Thanks for the burner info and the nice pamphlet on the coaltrol system....
I will look into modding the burner if the need arises. That magic thing is after market? Maybe that was why the model I saw didnt have it installed. The installer is coming by next week to see what will really need to be done so I wont find out for sure exactly how the venting will go. I suspect they will want to power vent it as the chimney is not in good shape. I am somewhat at the installers mercy....at least untill it has been inspected.
Anyone have experiance with the power type vents and the baro dampers? Do they work ok together?
Mark- the first thing is to talk your land lord into it. This place is about 1800 sq. feet and I could have gone to the smaller Juanita furnace but the Susquehanna was only $500.00 more and has the capacity to heat any future place I may take it. As a few on here have said and the dealer agrees it is better to have a bit larger stove and not have to drive it at full power all winter. Because of the landlord situation I am having the furnace installed for me to protect everyone involved. The install will also give me a lot better idea as to how the stove actually should be done assuming the installer does a good job. I wont be plunking down any money untill I am satisfied that the installer will be fairly competent. Also you might want to see if your landlord is willing to help with the furnace as it might be a good sell point for him with the fuel prices so high.