I joined here a few years ago, when I was deciding whether to do wood or coal. I
chose wood. Fast forward 3 yrs, and I have no desire to deal with wood next year.
In the 3 yrs of burning wood, i have destroyed a car hauling it, hit my leg with a
maul, got a bad splinter in the eye, burn my hands/arms, and just am generally fed up
with being tied to the stove. My neighbors burn coal. They buy it out of Philly, PA. Called today,
$250 a ton plus delivery. Delivery is $25/$50. I am so looking very much forward to not
dragging woodchips and mess into the house, and loading at 6 am and not running home at
lunch to load.
After the workday, I don't mind messing with the stove.
I will be heating a 2 br, 1 bath bungalow ranch. 786 sq ft. Hearth is in, using wood now.
Simpson chimney, straight up, to roof box. single wall from stove to ceiling box.
Well, i have been reading here a lot, referred people here from hearth.com with coal questions,
and wanted to go to the coal nerd fest. Maybe next year.
Thanks, and I will contribute in any way I can.