Hello from the Northeast Kingdom. I'm new to this forum but not to forums in general. I have a wood stove that I have burned good seasoned and at times green wood in and have had good results with. This stove has heated My familys home for over 10 years now and has never let us down. At the times of early and late winter we tend to lose our power alot, somtimes for days on end. I mention this because we also have at time used this same stove to cook our meals rather creatively I might say. At any rate we have become very good at using our stove whether for heating or eating. My question is what some of you fine folks may know about my wood stove. Whether or not you believe this is a good stove and/or what characteristics you may know about it that I may not know. Until last night I didnt even know who it was that made my stove but a friend of mine turned me onto this forum and said that there is some excelent and knowledgable people on here that might provide some insight on what I have for a stove. Any and all opinions are welcome. My stove is a Consolidated Dutchwest/ a division o VCI Model; Sequoia FA455. Fuel type; wood/coal. mfg date. 0039. I burn with this wood stove all winter long and have never had a problem. I have always burned between 2-4 cords of wood a year every year with a mix of yellow and white birch , rock maple, soft maple, oak , ash , beech nut as well as all our paper waste through the winter. Typically I try to start and finish the year burning white birch just because it seems to heat alot better for that time of year without blowing us right out of the place. Another thing to maybe point out is that I religously brush my chimney at the begining of every burn season. I have a stainless steel metalbestos stove pive that leaves the main floor of my house and goes up through the second floor ,through the attic and leaves the house with about 4 feet sticking above the roof line. Please let me know what you think about any and all of my goings on .. Thank you for your time Aaron.