Hi! This is my first post here although I have been lurking for a while. I currently heat my water, house (2800 sq ft), and garage (600sq ft)with a standard owb. I am quite happy with it, I don't have anywhere near the smoke issues so many talk about, and the maintance is a non issue. I light one fire a season, and remove ashes twice a month, load typically once in 24 hours. I use between 8-10 cord a year, which takes about 40 hours to cut and stack, I split very little. I do know however it is not nearly as efficient as the gasification boilers, or the newer owb gassers. That is where my question comes in, guys with a gasification boiler or owb gassers please tell me your routine for a week. How many times do you start a fire, typically how many times do you load in 24 hours, what other maintance do you have to do I don't know of? I am not trying to put down anyones setup so please don't bash mine. As I said I am quite happy with mine I do not plan on changing it anytime soon I am just trying to educate myself on other options down the road. I think most of my setup could be reused for another, ie. logstor pipe, hx's in the furnace, dhw, and garage.