new2coal wrote:I'm installing the stove in a finished basement, and power venting. I would appreciate any suggestions and ideas from experienced coal users.
I don't own a coal stove but from alot of reading about it , I get the impression that power venting is not a great set up.
I think you have to clean the ash off it every 2 months or you get vibration. some say it is a real pain in the A$$.
You might be better off saving the $600.00 for a power vent and biting the bullet and install a SS chimney.
As far a LL stoves. The stove is very good and I am sure they are really busy with calls.
I would have bought the pioneer top vent but I decided to order a harman VF3000 boiler.
I like the idea of having a nice evenly heated house.
Just something to think about.....