I just finished installing a Kent Tile Fire in superb condition that I bought last weekend. I (and many others) had a very positive experience with this stove back in the mid/late 80's. It also has a unique place in stove design history: It is the progenitor of all of the modern steel EPA stoves with glass fronts, airwashes, and secondary combustion. Besides all that, it was robustly built and should be extremely durable under normal use. So I decided to start a thread to go over some of its important details, and to see how it stacks up against the Quad 2100M ACT, a modern, extremely efficient and clean-burning EPA stove which just happens to have the exact same firebox dimensions. The Quad has been the primary heater in the upstairs of my home for most of the last 4 years, so it's a very familiar quantity, and will provide a very tough compare. I also included the Sherwood in the thread title. The Sherwood doesn't have the Tile Fire's convection shell and has a different rod/handle to control the damper. But other than that, they are functionally identical stoves. Attached is a pic of the TF installed on my hearth and ready to burn. Definitely straight from the 80's! I burned a small fire in it this afternoon to drive any moisture out of the bricks. First "real" fire will be tonight - in a couple hours or so.