I am finally starting to utilize the NC-13, have been using it for about a week. For the most part the smell has gone away. The heat that thing puts off is phenomonal, for the size. In fact, I might be moving my chair further away from the stove, since its only 10' away. But it sure feels good to be in shorts in the house. Yesterday was the first day of pretty much all day burn, I had the house running about 77-79 degrees. Which normally I set my thermostat on 65 degrees and just bundle up. LOL A little change, but one that Im getting use to. Yesterday, I finally got to put an additional three foot section on the top section of the chimney, after all the snow came off the roof top. I never really had a issue with draft or the burn, just wasn't in full code. But after the additional height, I can tell the fire and the draft seems to be a lot stronger, now. Kinda of amazing considering only 3 foot of extension made thats kind of change in the burn. But here are a few more pictures.