I think it is only fair to warn people out there shopping for stoves. The Dutchwest 2500 (DW 2500)- On another hearth forum (quite similar to this one Wink ) there was two members who had weld failures, resulting in the stove collapsing on itself. One member had his stove replaced with another brand, the other got a replacement of the same stove and shims were added to support the firebox. Anything Everburn- Finicky stove can only burn clean with a 3" coal bed. Multiple users report poor performance, speratic reburn "everburn", constant babysitting, excessive smoke and fouling of the chimney. Some owners have scrapped there new stoves and moved on to different stoves with a proven design. Some are hanging in there, some are looking to unload them..preferably to an insomniac who has no neighbours and best friend is a chimney sweep. -- Mike, with credit to Gunner.