I figured I would take this as my intro to another great forum and group of people with similar interests. Although I havent posted much yet, I have read a ton, and have a few questions. I am having a Quadrafire 5100i installed mid Nov in my 1922 era 2 story 1700sqft home, with new windows and an attic insulation blanket but w/plaster non insulated walls. I am planning on using the the forced air furnace to circulate the air of the house and maintain as close to constant and full home heating with my QF. I have unlimited availablity to my Father's 175 acres of forest so firewood eventually will not be an issue. My first year issue will be my father will be collecting for me dead standing hardwood (oak,maple, cherry. ash) and some 2-5year old logged tree tops. I am unfortuneatly not home to help him, since I am out of state till Nov for military training. How close to "seasoned' will this wood be since he is cutting and splitting as we speak? My primary wood storage will be in my basement and garage due to my limited storage being in a semi urban area, with very little yard and driveway space. Plus I have the use of a large, no longer used gravity return vent to the basement I can pass wood through the floor directly to the livingroom where insert is. I can understand and accept the increased risk of storage wood inside incase a fire was to break out. What I am interested is, what should I be looking out for to make sure I dont spread bugs into my house, What I do see is the ease of access to my wood, and possibly rapid drying of the wood. Will it help to have a rotating stock of wood in my well ventilated/circulated dehumidified basement burn in my fire insert? Will I need to purchase a cord or 2 of well seasoned wood or toss in pallets I have access to in order to supliment my burn plan?