Hello all...I've been around the forum for awhile, "lurker", but this is my first time posting. I currently have a 1188 square foot ranch home heated by a lopi republic 1250. It does a good job, but has its limitations once the temps drop below 32. Hard to get overnight burns due to the 1.6 fire box. We are putting an addition to our home which will increase the square footage to around 1588. I feel this stove will definitely struggle to keep the home at a comfortable temperature, especially for my wife who likes to cook me at 80 degrees or higher ( I'm comfortable at 70). We don't have a large budget, so cast iron or soapstone is out of the question, I've been keeping an eye on CL in case a deal pops up. So I've read a lot of forums on the Englanders and drolets, I have a local Lowe's and home depot so getting either isn't an issue. I'd like a larger fire box so I can try and achieve overnight burns and add more wood in the mornings when I leave for work so its not freezing when I get home..I had the lopi installed 3 seasons ago, all new pipe and hearth, but it was built to the specifications of the lopi stove. So now I fear I can't really add a different larger stove due to there is not much R value under my current set up (I know the englander requires 1.5. I have a concrete foundation, hearth is a wood corner construction with a stone tile on top of that raise about 4 inches off of the concrete foundation, and a stone backing on the wall around it. Would a drolet be a better solution? From what I've found the foundation only needs to be non combustible (no specific R value required). The specs are close on the drolet legend, except its a lot deeper which pushes the stove close to the edge of my hearth in the front. Any information/clarification is appreciated. Or if I'm incorrect about anything please tell me. Thanks all.