Just moved my family from south central new Hampshire to southeast new Brunswick Canada . My wifes family lives here . We lost our home to foreclosure and my wife wanted to move back home . We lived in NH for 8 years . The house came with a big old Nashua wood stove . The first 4 years we burnt 8-10 cord plus oil heat as a back up . Then a friend told me about coal I did tons of research . I ended up buying a hitzer 82ul . Just a large radiant heater . It did a great job . We installed it in the basement and just let the heat flow naturally threw the house . I was paying 260$ per ton . We burned a little less than one ton per month . We saved lots of money with that stove . I didn't burn one drop of oil the whole time I burned coal . While I was researching for info about coal I joined a coal forum . Nepa crossroads . From what some people on there were saying I thought I would be able to get bituminous coal from nova scotia for a little over 100 per ton plus picking it up my self . When i got here I made some calls and found that the coal was going to be more like 200-250 per ton . I don't think it would worth it . So it looks like I'm back to wood . I never even heard about an EPA wood stove until about 1-2 months ago . Did some searching on this forum and on YouTube . These stoves burn great . I don't have any money to buy a new stove . I have the hitzer 82ul I mentioned and a Vermont castings vigilant . I was thinking about putting one of these in the basement to heat the new house . Until I found several threads on this forum about people putting in there own baffle and secondary burn tubes . I think this would be very easy to do in my hitzer but not in the vigilant . What do you think . What stove or set up should I use ? I'm used to having the stove in the basement and I think this house is to cut up to have it on the first floor and the rooms are really to small to have a stove in them with out roasting us out .