Pete69 wrote:I hope I'm not mistaking but I don't think Alaska, leisure line, or keystoker make a wood and coal furnace.
Harmon sounds like a good choice or maybe Energy king, although I couldn't comment on how well they would burn Bitt. coal . Being off the grid maybe they would be better off getting a wood/coal radiant stove.
Ya. I was looking at pure coal stove options when I got into this and looked at Leisure.
I have a nice wood stove upstairs, but my basement stove took a dump so I quickly lined up a propane furnace. I hope to build in a radiant heating system in the next few years. I'm hoping to use solar to mainly heat the place, but am reluctant to have only one heat source in a remote area. I was interested in the water heating coils of the add-on furnaces since it could be tied into the hot water system without using a boiler (GF issues of ease of use). The solar would only use hot water tank(s)... no bolier... no GF problems. ;> The coal and wood options really give me a warm fuzzy (pun intended).
Again, I want to have a separate system just in case since my place is remote. I liked the idea of those add-ons since I could just plug into my duct work. Solar is my next project after installing something more tried.... wood and coal are known quantities.
FWIW, I had a Harmon corn/bio burning stove and really liked it when I was in Iowa, but I was surrounded by corn. Out here I really have a lot of sun. Wood and coal are my next natural resources that I can tap into...... so.... here I am. Setting up today while looking into the future.