Carbon Unit wrote:Why you chose hand fired over a stoker?
1. Less expensive to buy
2. Needs no electricity to run. (will work during power failures)
3. Is silent in operation
4. Can burn many different sizes of coal & wood
5. Seems to burn less coal than stokers over the heating season (not positive about that??)
6. Durability.......Practically no moving parts to break.
Carbon Unit wrote:If you were buying a new stove today what would you buy (type, brand)?
Any of the major brands people like here. I like Harman but read some reviews here.
Carbon Unit wrote:What should I be aware of/stay away from?
Big Box store brands & low quality coal.