Chris wrote: I went through 40#'s of pellets in less than a day on average.
You don't get the same amount of heat out of pellets pound for pound. The Department of Energy listed it at about 1.3 -1.5 tons of pellets for 1 ton of coal. Depeds on when you looked at the site....
The page has since been removed but it can be found here:
http://web.archive.org/web/200212122355 ... s/cb5.html
Additionally if you you use the web archive to view more recent versions you'll see they upped the amount of BTU's for anthracite... really depends on the quality of the coal and the efficiency of the stove.