Okay... now that I have your attention... *sigh* I hate to even be here asking this stuff. You all helped me pick out a stove earlier this year and we went with the Pacific Energy Super 27. I think it would work just great if we had properly seasoned wood....but....as I mentioned before my husband refuses to cut standing wood off of the beaches and only gets salt-seasoned beachwood (driftwood). Some of which is wood types from over 1000 miles away; i.e. very salty. We cannot get this stove to burn as hot as our old wood-eating Fisher (which couldn't hold a fire overnight even if the house was on fire), and now we are having drafting issues. I think it is creosote problems attributed to the salty wood, but my husband is pretty prickly about the salt issue and thinks its just a crappy stove. Winter is coming and in rainy wet windy southeast Alaska; this could make for a miserable winter. What are the thoughts out there?