Hi guys, I've been lurking for a couple of weeks while I research stoves. I went out to Lowes today to look at the basic Summers Heat stove, the equivalent of the 25-PDVC. My whole house is just over 1300 square feet and I don't have a ton of money to spare, so this stove seems like a good fit. My main concern really is the ash storage areas on the side, they seem like they would be really difficult to clean out without a metal ash vac. Would I be better off waiting for the EP in a few weeks? Or possibly looking at another small stove? Thanks everyone.