We rent our home and I take full responsibility for the stove, the maintenance of it, and I split all of my wood. Well I did just buy a truck load cuz I was worried about running out. This man could just forbid us from burning and leave us to heat with a heat pump which gives virtually no heat esp under 30 degrees. As well as a $300+ a month power bill. I see this Buck as a luxury as well as a huge savings and Im so thankfull for that. On the same token, we rent a house in another state and its been a nighmare untill a property manager was incorporated, but thats a different story. Bottom line is take responsibility for your own actions and appreciate what you have. Stek, I personally would tell them that it is out of commission indefinately due to safety concerns and that they should resort to using the electric heat source that is still functional. I have no sympathy for dependent deadbeats.