Hello, Thank you all for your help,
michaelanthony, What I meant by not an open floor plan is that there is a stair case dividing the center of the house leading up from the living room where I am planning on installing my coal stove, venting it into and existing fireplace masonry chimney .
hcarlow, My main source of heat is oil and I have forced hot water baseboard system divided into three zones, and to be honest I have not given any thought to a coal boiler in the basement, although I would consider it after I learn the basic's of burning a hand fed coal stove, right now being warm as only a solid fuel can provide is my biggest priority, followed closely by convenience and least amount or work.
wsherrick, I'm glad to see some of the stoves you have recommended are stoves I am all ready researching, Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & 118, I would love to find a Glenwood Base heater No. 6 like your William but I wasn't sure if it might be to much stove for the location I am installing this first parlor stove, Perhaps you can help me though as to how much more efficient a stove like the 116 with a indirect back pipe as opposed to the direct vent, I ask because I'm going to look at a 116 stove early next week and it is a direct vent, do you think it would still be a good stove for my needs ? This stove is in very good condition with all of it's parts, but it could use some restoring to be back in perfect shape like your Glenwood. I am mechanically inclined and well equipped as to tools and skill's, welding , sand blasting etc so I would like to restore it back myself.
Thank you all again for your help, I'll keep you informed as to what I do and I'll provide you with pictures when I have something to show you ...