I'm coming around to thinking more seriously about a wood (or maybe even a pellet) inside the house boiler. A small insert is keeping the first floor pretty much warm, the second floor doesn't get too much, and I can't put in a bigger, or freestanding stove. The house is a 6 year old colonial of 2,000 ft2 with an unfinished basement that has a ground level door. The main heat is a Burnham oil boiler with standard radiators-no ductwork. The wood usage I've been seeing from the gasifiers on a recent post seem pretty good. I figure it's a way to get heat to the second floor to keep everyone happy. I like tinkering with things too. So how do I begin? I've been reading the boiler forum some over the years. What are good brands? Are there some that are really to be avoided? Is there a problem getting service or parts for some of these (exotic?) Euro models? What size would I need (location is 20 miles east of Albany, NY)? (I guess the answer would be to do a heat loss calculation-however that's done). Would there be any recommended installers around my area? Thanks for any help.