Hello All, I am looking, in the next year or so, to put a wood stove into my great room. A little background, I live in Southern Maine, my home is fairly well insulated, lots of glass mostly south facing but the forest across the street leaves too much shade, I have a 36X24 gambrel with a 24x32 greatroom addition between the house and the 24x24 garage, 2 bedrooms, office and full bath above the garage. The greatroom has 12' peaked ceiling with 2 reversible fans. the greatroom is basically the computer area, kids playroom and tv room in the winter. I have a 5 zone oil fired hot water heating system and programmable thermostats. I have a 2003 VC Resolute Acclaim that i heat the main house with. What I would need from a stove in this room is the ability to heat a rather large space, and heat it up quickly as I probably would not keep a fire going all day as we are not home from 7-4. The kids play in here till about 8 and then we shut the room down and head to the "wood stove room" in the gambrel part of the house. The oil heat rarely if ever turns on in the main house, and I have the zone above the garage on just enough to keep pipes from freezing ( this space is used for the in-laws in the summer). So most of my oil bill is to keep that greatroom warm. I would just as soon get rid of the oil man as much as possible. As the kids get older I see the greatroom becoming more of a "Man Country" type place and it will get more use than currently. I like VC but am leery about what I have been reading about the new "Neverburns". I have a friend who has a Lopi Liberty. It seems to get warm very fast and radiate lots of heat. What kinds of things should I be thinking about for my set-up? Hearth? Masonry for thermal Mass? Chimney? Thank you for your time.