I will be putting up a new Katahdin cedar log cabin in central Maine this spring/summer ( with the insulation package) over a full basement. The cabin will be about 1250 sq. ft., 900 downstairs and a 350 ft loft upstairs. Cathedral ceiling in living room . I have unlimited access to wood (495 acre woodlot) After quite a bit of reading, my initial plan is to put radiant in the basement floor and baseboard radiant in the main floor and loft. To cover power outages and generator failures (and just for pleasure) I will put a wood burning stove in the living room. I try to buy quality but I am starting from zero knowledge about the various boilers, tanks, etc. I don't want any gas in the house; just an emotional holdover from a long ago tragedy. From what I have seen so far, the TARM gasifier with a storage tank looks good, but expensive. I can afford it but don't want to waste my limited retirement nest egg. The Lopi Leyden looks as though it would more than adequate for the living room stove. I plan an inside chimney with two flues, one for the boiler and one for the stove. I am handy but I don't want to do any of the heating work myself as I would rather be playing outside and building a barn. My carpenter's HVAC guy says this plan is a waste of money and recommends a New Yorker boiler. I solicit comments on this plan and all will be taken with an appropriate grain of salt. Thanks.