No, it can not.
Hardwood is better to burn in this unit as it does burn cleaner and hotter.
Yes. That said, you have to manage it carefully to stay in the right temperature window for low emissions. Easy to turn down too low and smoke, or too high and over fire. But in the middle it is very effective at lots of heat with low emissions.
No. The outlet is welded on the top, but it is short so maybe you can attach a 45 or 90 to it. I would ask the manufacturer.
We had to have installed by an outside company.
1.2 R factor or Higher
Not sure on the coal, the image I see is wood burning. We have this stove and have always just burnt wood.
This Model is EPA Certified
during the manufacturing process i have seen the blasting material get under the plates and this can be taken care od by sliding a very thin metal ruler under the pull out air intake to dislodge.
Hi BJ. Thank you for your question. Firebrick for your wood burning stove can be purchased at Homedepot.com:” https://www.homedepot.com/p/US-Stove-Firebrick-Universal-Fit-6-Pack-FBP6E/206137338 Do not forget to pick up some mortar mix for your firebrick as well. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rutland-10-lbs-Dry-Mix-211-Refractory-Mortar-Tub-211/300981819?MERCH=REC-_-NavPLPHorizontal1_rr-_-NA-_-300981819-_-N To fill in the spaces between your firebricks, you may also need a tube of fireplace mortar: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rutland-10-3-fl-oz-Fireplace-Mortar-Cartridge-in-Gray-63G/202218154?MERCH=REC-_-NavPLPHorizontal1_rr-_-NA-_-202218154-_-N Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Rick_HD_OC