I've got my Quadra-Fire Castile and 3.3 tons of pellets delivered and ready to go once I finish the install. This is my first year with pellet heat. Up until now I was 100% oil and forced hot air heat. I know it's not nearly as bad as you propane guys but still I'm tired of the $2,000 per year for oil just to not freeze and still not ever really be warm. My hot water heater is oil fired so I'll still need some oil for that. I bought 3 different super premium pellets (1 ton Barefoot, 1 ton Turmanâ€™s and 1.3 ton Okanagan) because I want to do some testing and being my first year I didn't want to get a bad impression of pellets if I tried cheaper big box pellets and didn't like them. I had them delivered and put up on my covered porch just outside from where the stove will be so they will be within easy reach. I'm doing my own install and am currently building a hearth pad using left over tile from my kitchen area from when we had the house built so it will tie in nicely. I had started posting in another thread but rather than hijack his thread I thought I'd start my own build thread. There will be plenty of pictures and being an engineer I plan to have some fun with the testing I plan to do. The first pictures are of the porch before the pellets arrived, my first 3.3 ton pellet delivery, the corner where the stove is going and the plans I made for a hearth pad. The pad is big enough for a Mt. Vernon if I ever want to upgrade. I'm working on the hearth pad this weekend. Did the plywood base, thin set and cement backer board today and will be doing the tile tomorrow. I should have everything up and running next weekend. I will be venting the stove straight out and then up the outside wall and then across the porch ceiling and venting just past the gutter. If it doesn't work out I can always re-do the vent and go straight up through the porch roof and vent above the second floor roof by mostly reusing the current vent pipe. I'm using Simpson Dura Vent Pro vent pipe. My short list of things to get includes an ash vac, remote thermostat, surge suppressor and battery back up/inverter.