Looking to replace 30+ year old xlarge Selkirk wood stove in the basement. Has 6in pipe goin to the doubble insulated chimney(selkirk i think) portion extiting straight up 20 feet or so. Good draft, lots of heat from the unit but the fan puked, door an window seals done, and burns more wood than i can feed it. Iv looked into Blaze King Princess ultra as they claim to work well on softwood with long burns. But the stoves in the basment of the 2300 sqft side splt bungalow, and i want it to do all the heating (propane is killing us $$). The house is pretty well insulated with a few leaks, and the basement is all finshed. My main concern is I dont want to put in an expensive stove like this if it wont keep the propane man away. Iv also looked at the Osburn 2400 stove but there again its only rated 8-10 hrs, and thats probably on hardwood. I would really appreciate some real world imput/experience as im a new homeowner and i cant afford to waste any cash. Thanks alot.