Hello everyone, Me and my wife just purchased our first home; I decided to take advantage of the low V.A loan rates while I still can. Anyhow we purchased a 1970's rancher with about 1472Sq.ft; it comes equipped with a beautiful half-moon brick fireplace as pictured below. The previous owner had a wood fire insert at one time, but was removed due to its age. Me and my wife would love to purchase a new insert and use wood fire as our main source of heat for our household. I found your forum and are slowly but surely learning a lot from you guys, and hope to continue to learn a lot more. I just wanted to say hi and give you some background on my situation.