I was wondering if anyone had any input on these stoves. Especially the new ones from Vermont Iron Works. Do they use more wood than most stoves today? They look like the heat just goes from the front of the stove straight out to the back out the chimney, no routing of gases. I looked at the pictures on Steve's websites and looked at his videos on youtube. It seems he is still in the experimental stages. Any help would appreciated. I currently have a Woodstock fireview in an old farm house. My curtains move when birds or mosquitoes just fly by. The stove gets to 500 - 600 if I want it to. I have the new replacement combustor scoop and a new steelcat combustor replaced under warranty as the old one just crumbled due to a manufacturer design, that is what woodstock told me. I have two combustors to switch each month. My second ceramic combustor is just fine. So I bought a second steelcat to switch out with the replaced combustor. I really like the steelcat. It heats up the stove much faster and lights off at a lower temp. I was just wondering if the Elm stove would possibly help solve my heating problems. REF1 has been using this type of stove.