It's here Finally - after waiting 2 1/2 months, it's here - and it's a beauty! I do have some questions for other Homestead owners, though. We had 4 break-in fires, and all went well. We had one fire last night which was ok, except it sounds like the stove has a slow leak in it -kind of like air escaping a bicycle tire. The sound would stop when I opened the door. It was also making a pinging noise - sounds like the heat coming on. Also, the inside of the stove walls started to foam and sizzle - when I looked at it this morning, the foamed parts have turned solid. Is all of this normal for a new stove? Thanks for your help.