Hi everyone, I recently bought a house (first home), and it came with an Alaska Kodiak wood stove. Never using a wood stove before, and moving in in the heart if winter has made it a quick and interesting learning experience. My house has a heat pump and baseboard heat, but I've been determined to heat with wood. Joining this forum has been great, so much useful information. I have been pretty successful in heating the house thus far, and can't wait to learn more. My stove sits in the basement, and exits into a masonry chimney. It has a Dayton blower on top that vents to a hallway upstairs. Here are a few pictures of my operation, feel free to add suggestions or criticize!