We just moved to this house last year. I'm a former city slicker that always just flipped the heat on and off for heat. So when we moved here I had no idea what was going on. This looks cool I guess, but mother of god it's a pain in the butt. I'm reading these forums now about people getting 20 hour long burns. I'm lucky if i get 1 hour with fir on this thing. Looking to get a new one this summer, since this is probably considered dangerous by today's standards. Anyway, here she is... It burns coal too, but the only time I tried it, the CO2 detector went off so never again.