I have a large masonry open fireplace. As it has been getting closer to burning season, I have been thinking I have worked way to hard on my stacks to let the majority of the heat to go up the chimney. I mentioned this to my wife the other day and said we should get an insert and she said, "No my uncle used to have one and he had to get rid of it because of allergies". Our kids have allergies. He switched from wood burning to gas logs. Anyway, I will win this argument, because an insert is better sealed off than an open fireplace. Choices around these parts are slim. There are two places that are close. Between them they carry Jotul, High Valley, Buck, Pacific Energy, HearthStone inserts. I have pretty much ruled out the High Valley as it is a CAT. I could run it I am sure, but my mother in law is at our house during the day, keeping our twins, and the CAT would be to complicated for her. One of the places said she does not sale CAT stoves because no one in Mississippi has truely seasoned wood. I assured her that I do. Here are some prices that I have been quoted so far. These do not include installation and pipe. Jotul C350: $2645 + tax Jotul C450: $2888 + tax Jotul C550: $3131 + tax PE Super: $2600 +tax PE Vista: $2150 + tax PE Summit: $3145 + tax Buck 81: $2200 +tax + shipping One place recommended going ahead and putting flex pipe all the way up the chimey and the other recommeded to go to the first tile. Our house is 2800 sf single level. I would only hope to heat 2200 sf, as the new addition is a long way away from the fireplace. I know Jotul has a good reputation. What about PE and Buck? I don't see these as often on here.