stockingfull wrote:Isn't there a propane/coal dual fuel auto-feed that can start the coal w/ gas?
If there isn't, shouldn't there be?
It's easy to start a fire once you know how, once lit most people keep them running for the season. Just for the purpose of starting the fire something like that would just unessesarily add to the cost of the unit.
I don't have any figures but it's my understanding that the combo units are not very efficient when using the oil. They were designed for coal, it's just a nice convenience for when you will be unable to tend to the furnace for extended periods of time such as if you go on vacation in the winter.