Great forum. Glad I found it. I was raised around wood stoves (have a Quick Meal' blue porcelain that is still burning wood and cooking food) but need to find a replacement for the other side of the old cabin. The Quick Meal sits on the original part of the cabin (one story and about 650 square feet and the old girl can sweat you out) while the replacement will need to warm the other side of the cabin which is two story/800 square feet - 1,600 square feet total? The cabin is insulated I might add. I do have existing black pipe and insulated pipe through the second level and then insulated straight-pipe out the top of the roof. Just need to pick out a new stove. Looking for a fire box or cast iron or combo unit recommendation. Not looking for a high-dollar model but rather a budget friendly workhorse around $400, $500, $600. Possible? Before I run off to the super stores or local stove shops it would be very benefical to have some recommendations to carry with me. Notes: We burn good hard wood. Mainly ash. As a bonus if I could find a until that holds a fire longer that would be great. Thanks for you time in advance.