Hello. First post here.
I am looking at a few different models of wood & coal burning furnaces to add onto my current duct work. Does anyone have a user's rating on the following manufacturers:
Fire Chief http://www.woodheatpro.com/
Us Stove http://www.usstove.com/products.php?cat=4
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
I'm looking for a quality product. I think the Fire Chief is the only company that has a lifetime warranty on grates and casting. Us Stove has a conditional warranty. Vogelzang's Norseman 2500 is an unknown
I'm looking to heat a 3,000 sq ft cabin home in Colorado. I'm between two mountains at 9,000 above sea level in a steppe environment (windy, sunny, almost no trees on my property). I have access to soft wood nearby and have to purchase hard wood.... coal is from the Hiawatha (sp?) vein in Utah (bituminous?). I don't know how much coal I would burn, but I'm guessing 50% to be cautious. Oh.... any thoughts on the quality of the coal from that vein, etc?
I'm off the grid; so, electrical loads are a consideration but not a true driving force in this equation.
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller?
Thanks in advance!