Well, finally after a 4 year wait, we are going to be moving into an old 1800's farm house... I will be finally able to install my HS Tarm 4.0 boiler into this house... In addition, wife unit would like a fire place....I convinced her to go for a pellet insert. My question - do we need a full masonary fire place for an insert, or can something be manufactured to house the insert system that isn't a full blown mason fire place... I will be sure to post pics, and will certainly have questions as we set this house up. I plan on putting the pellet boiler, and another Chappee wood boiler (backup) in a boiler room off the garage (We are building a large attached garage off the right side of the house), and running approx 5 heating zones. We will also be putting central air (upper and lower units) into the house with a heat pump backup system. Can't wait to get started! Here are a few pics of the house "before" Before. Will be re-sided, roofed, and obviously new gutters lol. This is the current Chappee wood/coal/oil boiler... It is in the basement. I will be moving this up to the garage next to the Tarm. Notice the electric backup boiler attached....it is an energy hog!