EarthWindandFire wrote:Fred I already own a stoker, ran last year without ANY problems but it was too small.
I only have one flue, so I had to disconnect my oil furnace to run the coal stove. If I had an oil-furnace as a backup this wouldn't be an issue. I would gladly pay for a tank of oil when the coal stove failed last night during a snow storm!!
I'd hook them both into the same chimney and enjoy a warm house, but do as you please. About the coal stove "failing", I think that is rather misleading. If there is coal in the firebox and air going through it...the fire will stay burning.
samhill wrote:The only difference that I can see between the 75 & the 85(I believe) is the newer one has an additional row of horizontal brick above the vertical ones making the fire pot 4 in. deeper,
Sam, the difference you speak of is between the radiant model stove, and the furnace model. A 2012 Model 82 radiant stove has a single row of vertical firebrick, a Model 82 furnace has a row of vertical brick, with a row of horizonal brick above that...just like yours.