Howdy everybody - Tonight I lit my Harman XXV for the first time this season (getting down into the 30's tonight here in northern NY State). It went well, thankfully - burning and controlling as I type. I know that's not as exciting as bad news, lol. Fortunately I had the chimney cleaned this summer, and I cleaned the stove for the first time (for an annual cleaning). I am LUCKY compared to many on this forum - I wish the best for those having trouble. I got my stove in February, when they were still available, and I have a cellar with 6 tons of high-quality Energex pellets I bought in the spring (with delivery, about a $1900 investment) which will carry me through the season.