I had to replace my aging wood stove with something...wood or pellet. Once we decided on pellets (that decision is another story), doing lots of math, and laying out the pros and cons of a basement vs living room install, I came here and started reading. Selected Harman as the brand, started pricing them and figuring heat output for what we wanted it to do. Decided on the P61a. It also took me 1.5 hours to move 3 tons of pellets from the driveway to the basement...no rain during cutting, black flies during splitting, deer flies during stacking, and if I ever have to shovel snow off of them, I have bigger issues. when I die and meet God, if He lets me ask him a question it will be a struggle between "why did you create ticks" and "why did you create black flies?"