I've been lurking here for a couple weeks now. All I can say is; WOW! Great site. I've read/skimmed back about 75 pages worth. Learned a bunch. Seems like I know some of y'all already!! Don't have a wood stove yet, but I'm in the planning stages for install once the weather breaks in the Spring. I'm gonna tear out an old POS ZC fireplace and replace it with a wood stove. Leaning toward a Jotul F3CB now, but that may change. I'm not using the ZC fireplace because the hearth and surround are falling apart. Don't want to burn my little POS ranch house down The chase for the ZC is in the garage (retrofit) and goes up into the attic above the garage, and then out the roof. I plan on getting rid of the garage chase completely and re-framing, insulating, etc. the hole in the living room where it was. From there; I plan on building a hearth pad for the stove and put nice tile or stone on the wall behind it. Most of my initial questions have been answered in my lurking and reading, but I'm sure I'll have some as the project gets underway. Thanks again!!