Thanks for the insights...
I'm not considering an "attractive" type coal stove for the installation in the garage though. Just an ugly ol' basement type coal furn. (ala CoalGun or Harmon SF-260 type etc. http://www.alternateheatingsystems.com/coalboilers.htm
). No bells and whistles when it comes to appearance. Standard furn. with 250lb hopper etc. I'd go with a unit that is designed to go outside (ala http://www.heatinnovations.com/addstoker.htm
) but the folks here advise that local fire code would probable prohibit the installation of an "outdoor" type stove inside a garage/shop.
I suspect that I probably could install something like a Coal Gun or a Harmon in my garage and then feed the heated water into my house as you would with an "outdoor" type coal furnace... perhaps I couldn't... that's why I'm asking.
Can a Coal Gun, or Harmon type stove (that's normally installed in the basement), be installed in my garage and piped into my home?
I'm trying to keep the stove mess (coal bin... coal dust... ash... etc.) out of the basement. 5 ton coal bin in garage. Automatic auger from bin to Furnace's 250lb hopper... never have to touch the stove except to remove ash. No fuss, no muss in the basement. Additionally... it will be cheaper to build a chimney in a garage (build it on the slab), rather than building a chimney on the side of the house/basement.
Thanks for the tips all!