I have the opportunity to buy a Fisher XL. Having researched this site and others I'm inclined to go ahead and purchase it. Overall the stove is in decent shape, although it needs a little attention The firebrick on the floor of the stove seem to be okay. The brick around the sides all need replaced, as does the angle holding the brick. The doorpins have a slight amount of play, if the doors don't seal I may drill the hinges and install oversized pins. Other then that, a little rust cleanup and new paint will do wonders. I do have a few questions I hope to get answers to. 1.) My research has lead me to believe the XL is somewhat harder to find than some other models. Is this correct? And are they as desireable and/or efficiant as the other fireplace models? 2.) I have read some posts that indicate these had two rows of firebrick on the sides. This one only has one, with no "t" shaped retainer to indicate it ever had two. Is this correct? 3.) Did these have the smoke baffle below the flue output installed originally? The peices of angle welded to the side of the stove look rather cobbled (the welds) like added by a novice, or they may have been repaired. 4.) This stove hase a 10" flue opening. Was there a reducing collar supplied with these originally or were these all operated with 10" stovepipe? In my opinion, 10" pipe is a.) Hard to find. b.) Expensive. c.) A lot of heat going up the chimney. I don't plan to operate this as a fireplace, which, I believe, is the reason for the large flue. My current chimney setup pulls like a Hoover, so I don't think I'd have any draft issues going with a smaller stovepipe. I have read most of the Fisher threads here and couldn't find a lot of info on the XL. One last question, my house is app.2300 sq ft (basement and upstairs combined.0 I think a Grandma or Grandpa would be better suited for me, but this available close by. will this stove be just to oversized to consider for my applicqation?