Hey everybody. I know this has been discussed before, but with cold weather coming, and more & more people installing their stoves, I thought it was appropriate to mention this again. I finished installing my Astoria Bay yesterday, and posted pics. I also took the time to look at a lot of other new installs, and when possible, to see if they were plugged into any kind of surge protector. MOST were not protected!! We've all spent a lot of $$ to buy and install these machines, and they need to be protected from voltage spikes....as far as I'm concerned, I don't need to replace what seems to be a vulnerable part....the control board....for lack of a simple $7-8 item. This one was mentioned previously, and I picked it up at my local Radio Shack.....it protects to 1085 Joules, and comes with a $50,000 Connected Equipment Guarantee. www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2454735&cp; $7-8 bucks is cheap insurance, IMO.