I recently bought an 60ish year old house (my first!) in the central Maryland area and boy am I learning a lot. One thing I'm learning is heating oil is Rather Expensive. As I sit here in the cold because I can't afford to be warm quite yet (house poor) I think there has to be some options. Someone at least two owners ago had purchased an Old Mill stove and it could feature highly in my holy-hell-I-need-something-other-then-oil plans. I don't know much about this thing other then what I've read *here* and some approximate dimensions. W = 25" D = 28-29" H = 28" at its tallest, coming down to 22" *here* *are* *some* *pictures* (sorry, my camera is junk) This sucker feels like it weighs a few hojillion pounds so I'm pretty sure it's going to stay in the basement regardless of being re-installed or not. There is a handy chimney that appears to have a solid cap up top. Someone has cut an unlined "duct" to the ground and top floors and added some fans to bring the basement air upstairs. Good idea, poor execution. I've sealed it for the time being because it only served to purpose of somehow moving the colder basement air upstairs and someone has put in a drop ceiling under it anyway. I imagine the drop ceiling would have to go if the stove got fired up. Seems a bit too drop if you ask me. The real question here is if this stove itself is worth my time and money. Is it really going to save me money or just turn me into a lumberjack? Should I go another direction? I'm new to the old stove world so I'd like to get some advice on if this is a keeper or not before I put the money into a chimney inspection. I've already learned quite a bit browsing the forums so thanks a ton!