Like many, I am new to this forum, so my thanks go out now to everyone.
I am considering adding a coal boiler to my current oil fired system. My house was built less than 4 years ago (by myself) and my current system heats 2455 sq ft through 2 air handlers (fhw). My concept is to run the coal boiler full time and leave the oil as a backup. My questions are:
What size boiler should I look at?
What manufacturer would members recommend? (I looked at a Keystoker KG-22)
Can I utilize the same flue if the oil unit is basically a standby? (I do have an extra flue but Im trying not to use it)
Does anyone know a reliable installer in MA (particularly central MA)?
How much did you spend on coal this past winter (2007-08) (again, I am located in central MA)?
Can anyone recommend a reliable coal dealer in NH or MA?
Thanks in advance for your help with this.