Been lurking for a few months and decided to introduce myself. I installed a vc defiant in February this year. It is the stove that I had in my house as a kid and was our sole heat source. Pretty cool getting her cleaned up and rekindled after her 15 year retirement. Had to start from scratch as there was no chimney in the 130 year old farmhouse I recently purchased. Somebody tore the original out during an addition previously. Built a raised tile hearth and installed a 22', class A, 8" straight up all the way, talk about draft! Spent the last 2 months getting 7+ cord CSS for next year and will spent next winter getting 3 times that much. I have learned a lot reading here and look forward to continuing to tap the wealth of knowledge of this group.