I am new to the alturnative fuel and thinking of buying a ODC Furnace. I am also an Asphalt Paving Contractor and figured my carb footprint is already so big what the heck. But seriously I am looking to save some money and am not intrested in wood. I have some prices on the prefab kind they are around $11000.00 w. an auger and a small hopper including 120 ft of insulated pipe. I have read some posts that building my own shed and getting a coal furnace is as good as a prefab and maybe cheaper.
The unit will be aprox 120 ft from the house .
I live in a 2500 sq. ft. log cabin, decent insulation w. 11 ft. ceilings on average. We have oil heat and hot water and I think it will cost aprox. 6000.00 in fuel over the next year at the curent oil price .I live in southwest NY and am not to far from PA.
so coal makes sense and as an added bonus maybe a little less American $ for Chavez and the like.
I guess I would like to know if you prefer prefab what brand and are the prices I am getting allright? If you are for the other which one of them should I get and maybe a little advice on construction of the shed . I am looking forward to your opinions and help,all will be appreciated.