So, I have two stoves in my house. One in the finished basement that I used last year, until I read this site. I learned that the stove was just slid into the fireplace, no connection, no nothing, just dumping into the chimney. NOT using that one anymore. I put one in the fireplace upstairs, with a liner. Much better feeling. Anyway, my girlfriend soon to be wife moved in about 6 months ago. I had some wood laying around from last year and was a little worried about this winter. At a family gathering, I meet her uncle. We start talking and he asks me about the house, and how I heat it. I told him that I heat with wood. He says, "how much wood do you have.?" I told him I had about a cord..and that's about it. He told me, "Well, that's not enough. I have own 70 acers about 15 mins from your house. I have about 30 down trees. Fir, alder, maple...ya want em?" I jumped for joy, and am on my second trailer load. Time to go back tomorrow. It beats buying the wood, but dang...it's some work! And no, I don't have a splitter It all happens by hand!