I would like some advice. I have an older Harman wood stove. This is a cast unit that belches smoke out from many of the joints. I have owned this stove for 8+ yrs. and am the original purchaser. I use my stove as my only source of heat in my home. I am located in rural Salem, OR. I have a two story house but usually only heat the upper main living area. The sqft of this living area is 1400sqft. I want to buy a stove that I will not have to replace for a very long time. I have been looking at steel construction stoves but seem to be having a bit of a difficult time choosing a good one. I am leaning toward the Lennox Legacy S260. I dont want to break the bank but dont mind spending some extra money if it means doing it right the first time around. This is my only source of heat. I need the best wood stove I can get. Please help. I wish I had more time to read through your forums and help to answer my own questions. I have a very busy work schedule right now and can barely find the time to get on the computer. Thanks in advance for your time. I am completely disappointed in my Harman. This stove was great the first year and has gone down hill quickly since. It is currently beyond repair. At least from an economical standpoint.