Hi all, First off I liked to thank you guys for all the insight you and this forum has provided me as I've finally completed a 4 month project in getting this stove installed in my home. The prep process included stove selection, chimey replacement, hearth selection, wall protection, clearances and installation. We choose the Jotul F370 for aethetic purposes. We love the look and it fits well into our contemporary style. For those who are curious...The Hearth is a custom 1 inch slab of dense granite "black galaxy" all black with a little copper flake. It measures 45" all sides with the front corner snipped off. Its a remnant piece I sourced locally for $550, although they charged me $300 to bring it over and place/level it. Given that it weighs 350 lbs, I didnt have a problem with that. The wall protection are standard UL type II stove boards measuring 48" x 28". I had them framed in brushed black aluminum to give them an artsy finished look. VERY happy with the way they turned out. The boards were about $350 for both and framing was a little over $100. I had the boards minimally sized to allow no part of the stove to be closer than 16" to an unprotected wall as required in the technical manual. The final measurements came out perfect. At full burn the unprotected walls to the sides of the frame get hot, but not hot enough so that you cant keep your hand there (a practical guideline I read somewhere). Now the good stuff...The stove is rated at 35,000 btu's max. This is my first stove so I have nothing to compare it to, but when cranking it kicks out plenty of heat. Our home is approx 1400 sq ft and the area intended to be heated is roughly 900 sq ft with a 19 ft ceiling at its peak. I'm able to raise the thermostat temp 5-7 degrees in about 3 hours and maintain peak temperature without running the stove at full bore. The burning chamber is relatively small accepting logs no longer than 13-14 inches placed teepee style. (3) 4 inch thick pieces placed vertically pretty much fills it. Burn time is quick. New logs need to be added every 2 hours to keep this thing kickin near full strength. They claim 4-6 burn time but after 4 hours you'll have embers on their way out. We dont intend to go 'off the grid' so it doesnt bother me. Its a supplemental heat source and if I can save 25-30% on my oil expenditure, I'll be more than happy. Below are a couple of picks. Thanks again everyone and happy burning!