Been researching pellet stoves about 6 months now and finally did it today. $4800 installed, hearth pad, vented up through second floor(approx. 26 ft), exposed vent painted black and 1.5 tons softwood pellets.Install preview scheduled for july 14th and install set for the 28th. I gotta say all the east coasters on here had me worried, but there seems to be no problems here getting stoves or pellets. Thanks to all for the great information here.