Yep, going to look at that one in Palmyra tomorrow pm. Prob buy it, too, if decent shape. The reason for this post, in fact. Didn't know if its heating output was as good as claimed.
That 82FA in Mexico is also a possibility, if it's still for sale, trying for a little less $ than that though. Figure to see how it goes with a stove first then, if no good, save money and buy a furnace...if furnace, might go stoker...dunno how well a true furnace would run on gravity circulation as the ducts are not near as old as the house and are designed for forced circulation. Figure if I buy stove for short money I can sell it and break even (or better), so won't be really out much but time.
Kinda more of a farm-ette or garden farm, only a couple acres, that cow we owned several years ago at a different location. Price of hay this year I think it'd be cheaper to get blueboard than hay
Glad we're only buying enough for a May calf this year...round bales, weather better and cost less/ton than small squares.
Chimney is unfortunately not at center of house, it's on an exterior wall but at least sheltered for about half its length (inside garage). Thimble about 8 feet from bottom of stairs. Of course the cellar stairs come up in the kitchen, don't really need extra heat there too much, and the kitchen is a little bit out of the center of the house. But can easily grate into the living room, directly above the stove's probable location, and the stairs to 2nd floor are directly above the stairs into the basement, which is 8' from stove. If I were designing house the chimney would surely be centered, who knows where the original chimney(s) were, no trace left in the basement anywhere.