Thanks for your service Muck. It sounds like you will be ok for wood if this is just for occasional use this year. Were you able to get a couple bake in fires done after the stove installation? I noticed that the stove flue collar was sealed with what looks like RTV. That is not going to stand up to the high heat there and it may stink a bit as it bakes. Normally that area is sealed with a little furnace cement.