My local dealer has Yotul, Buck, and Dutchwest inserts. I'd prefer to get one from him, because it will be a lot less hassle than trying to arrange delivery and installation (i.e., one stop shopping). He has a Jotul C 450 in stock, and I like it. I think the Buck he has is a model 18. It's OK, but it doesn't look as nice. The Dutchwest insert is too small. Here's our room: Here's a rough floorplan: Both are clickable thumbnails. I think he's asking $2300 for the stove & surround and the install would be about $2500 for a total of right around $5k (which includes all the parts and fully lining the flue). As far as I can tell seems reasonable. I'm guessing on the high side of reasonable. Does the C450 seem like a reasonable insert for our house? As shown on the plan, the chimney is fully outside the house. It's on the low side of the roof, so maybe 10 feet from the lintel to the top. The house has 1600 SF on the main floor (what we want to heat) over a partly finished basement. We both work, so we'd burn wood nights and weekends. I have at least two cords of wood, including some bone dry red oak, and we had a freestanding stove at our old house. Each of the last two years we've had about 3,000 heating degree days (65F base). Last January the coldest it got was 19F; the average low temp was 32F.