I recently came across a Blaze King Princess for sale. Very well price for under $1000. Does not have glass doors but looks in fairly good shape. Going to see if I can see this Blaze King in the next few days. From what I understand these stoves have some fairly good clearances with side and rear shields, and can be alcoved. Has anybody ever alcoved one and does it still product alot of heat to heat your home? What do the cats cost for these wood stoves and what is the life expectancy of them? thanks for posts.