Thank you for your replies, I am leaning towards trying it in the shop and take it from there.
gambler wrote:My neighbor whose house is about 1000 ft away through the woods heats with western Pa bit coal and I if I am outside I can tell when he is stoking the fire in his boiler.
My upwind neighbor (800 + feet) heats with bit in an outdoor Heatmoor boiler and it is atrosious, that is one of the reasons for my concern
charlie wrote:I don't know anything about Ohio coal, but I burn bit in a stoker boiler. However, my boiler room is outside of my house which I consider one of the smartest things I ever did.
I am very curious about your setup, an attached but seperate furnace room could work nice, I have this setup in my shop, it's more primitive than you would want on the house but works good.
charlie wrote:I had a very old Monarch cook stove once that I used lump coal in at night which was great.
I have thought of this route, burning wood primarily and loading some coal on cold nights for increased burn time. To do this would I want a stove primarily set up for coal? would it still be a good wood burner? My current stove has no grate so I don't think I can burn coal, would it be worth a try?If thats possible I think it might solve my problem.