I have been lurking here for about 4 months. My wife and I decided to add a wood or coal stove to our home this past summer. We searched and found a Saey 92 locally (didn't have to wait for freight). It was installed in mid-September. We were trying to add options for heating in case the power goes out and obviously to offset the price of oil. It accomplishes that beautifully.
Last season we used about 650 gallons of oil to heat and sustain 55 degrees. I am now heating the house to about 70 on average (by room). Obviously cooler upstairs than down but about 80 in the room with the stove. That would cost me 1200 gallons of oil +/-. It will pay for itself in 2 seasons.
I built the hearth myself. My first time doing tiling of any kind. I bought all 1'x1' tiles and cut them down to size. It's MUCH cheaper to cut your own.
The dog LOVES it.
Detail of the ledge. I cut this stone ledge from a piece of native walkway flagstone that I pulled out of my backyard. I used a stone blade in my circ saw to do it.
I still have a lot of questions about firing it. Obviously each installation is different and each stove varies in how it functions. I have had some good burns and some failures but it has been going strong for almost two months and my oil furnace has not yet been turned on. I also have questions on buying coal that I'm sure you folks will be able to add insight.
So... Great forum! I have already learned a lot here and look forward to contributing a bit of my own insight as well.