Because some other threads are getting a bit long I decided to start a new one and post some pictures we took. Here's Tony, his son TJ and Tom checking moisture of some of our wood. This particular piece was cut and split in December 2002. I believe Tony got somewhere around 15%. He can tell you about the splitting but I'll just say, it made him sweat a bit. Petrified wood! Here's a look at the firebox door on the Progress. I like the new style latch. You can see the tool one can use hanging on the back of the stove. Slow1 came up with the idea that perhaps one can use the rear of the stove for cooking rather than sitting pots and pans on the soapstone so we did some checking and found about a 25 degree lower temperature here than on the middle of the soapstone so it should work okay. Of course if one wants a top exhaust, that idea would not work. Btw, for anyone who wants a top exhaust, that is how the stove will be shipped. If anyone wants to change, there are only 2 bolts holding it so it will be easy to change. Here is the top lid of the Progress. It is 1 1/4" thick and is heavy. You do not need to remove it but if you want to, it simply lifts right off, but don't drop that thing, especially on your toes! Here is the top lid up so you can see the cat. The cat is simple to remove with a hand on each end it simply pulls out. And there is the cat removed. A side view of the cat and bypass.