I picked up the 2-3 year old VC Resolute Acclaim from Elk this morning and she was beautiful. Elk gave me the tour of his wood operation and the electric splitter was pretty impressive. Got the stove all loaded up after mentally wrestling with the 430# mass of the stove and the two of us and a minivan to get it into. Eventually Elk came up with a well thought out risk free plan and in she went and away I went. Got her home and used a 2 wheeled dolly, a block under the stove and some 10' planks as ramps and rolled her right into the house and 2 more ramps and up onto the hearth she went. got her centered and safe distance from walls, installed new pipe, swept the chimney and fired her up. I put 1 bio brick in and 3 small red oak splits in and am keeping the temp around 300 degrees as Elk had recommended to cure the cement and paint. She smells like a new stove smells. It has been going on 4 hours and she is still at 325 degrees and there is still wood to burn on those splits. I am imagining that if it is taking that long to go through those splits, I might use 1/2 as much wood as last year with the old 83 resolute. Thank you so much for the stove Elk, she will be well taken care of.