Hopefully I'm not the only Dutchwest Everburner here. Maybe future users will find this thread using the forum's advanced search. If you own this stove, please post your own experiences, wisdom, and reviews! A quick background on me - this is my first year as a wood burner, and this is my first stove - so I really don't have a whole lot to compare it with other than a few friends with different stoves. To get the complete low down on my woodstove journey just follow the link in my signature to my woodstove web page. Also just for clarification, CFM bought Vermont Castings but they are keeping the Vermont Castings name (and manufacturing facilities in Vermont) so I use the names interchangeably. Update: CFM went bankrupt in 2008, the Vermont Castings name and product lines were bought by Monessen Hearth Systems Co. (MHSC), warranties on stoves bought before 2009 are not being honored (thanks MHSC!). How does Everburn work? I wish every owner's manual would explain how the stove really works. They may assume the average person doesn't care or it's not important for operation (I disagree). Some of the old Vermont castings manuals clearly explained how the stoves worked! Note that the description there for "horizontal combustion" applies to everburn stoves and this is one key design element that gives the Dutchwest long burn times and good secondary combustion (when it's working). "Everburn" is not described in any detail in my manual, on CFM or VC's websites, or anywhere else on the web that I can find. I even did patent searches. I found lots of CFM and VC patents with lots of details and diagrams of various stoves, but none of the entries seem to describe everburn. The term "everburn" does not exist in any US or Canadian patent. Anyway, the everburn system uses secondary burn chambers engineered for better secondary combustion and longer burns. The design makes a lot of sense, basically instead of focusing secondary burn toward the top of the stove (which most models do with burn tubes or baffles at the top) the everburn design forces the combustion gasses back down to the bottom of the firebox and though the hot coals, superheating the gasses before secondary burn occurs (some people call this a "down drafting design"). This means it actually exhausts out the bottom of the firebox and the flames generally go horizontal. This prevents the wood on top from burning prematurely. The other component of the everburn system are the secondary burn chambers which are lined with a "fibrous ceramic filament" which supposedly allows combustion to occur at lower temps than would otherwise be required without a catalyst. According to CFM this ceramic fiber material never degrades, never has to be replaced, and is covered by the lifetime warranty. That's pretty much all I know. The CMF technicians (whom I cannot extract any more info from) tell me I know more about the stove than most of their dealers Where can I download the owner's manual, brochure, or warranty? http://www.vermontcastings.com/content/products/productdetails.cfm?id=314 Where can I download the service manual? I was able to obtain a copy of the service manual in PDF form from the techs at CFM. Hopefully they have no objections to me sharing it: http://www.gordosoft.com/woodstove/VermontCastingsDutchwestEverburn_SERVICE_Manual.pdf You will find detailed instructions for taking the stove completely apart along with photos of every step. Personal user experiences so far: [UPDATED after a full year of use] I heated my ENTIRE house with the stove all winter long without having to use my backup furnace. The heat distribution has been excellent without a blower attached to the stove (more on my house layout below). But secondary burn has been inconsistent, the stove can be finicky, especially in 35+F degree temps and/or low atmospheric pressure situations. Other stoves are more user friendly but the Dutchwest works great in very cold temps. Read the full thread for more info. Very dry wood is essential. Operational Videos: http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/14536/ [END UPDATE] Anyway, just when I thought I had this stove figured out, last night it burned like I’ve never seen it burn before. I jokingly say “it went thermo-nuclear”. I guess what I did differently (accidentally?) was get a really huge brick of red hot coals immediately in front of the throat opening at the back. I loaded it with fresh splits, and closed the bypass – it did its normal “everburn rumble” (sounds like a natural gas furnace firing only quieter). The thing is that the rumble just kept going and going, and the flue temps were around 650. I cut the primary air completely off (secondary combustion air is not user controlled and cannot be shut off), and the flue temps stayed above 600 for over an hour anyway. I went outside with a very bright light and was amazed that I could see NOTHING coming out of the chimney (normally there is at least some white vaporous exhaust). You couldn't tell there was a raging fire (or any fire) going on at the time. The house got up to 75, my bedroom upstairs was still 75 at 4 o clock in the morning, it was 73 at 7AM (28 outside). This morning, 9 hours after I put the last split in, the stove top was hot, lots of glowing red coals still inside without even having to stir things up. I was able to just toss a new log on and it lit right up. Also so far I've been able to get good 8-10 hour burns on a single load with easy restarts. I believe I could get the stated max 14 hour burntime by using the highest BTU wood and packing it as tight as I can although I'm happy just being able to get heat all night and an easy fast reload in the morning which is what I've been seeing.