Got the stove installed yesterday the rain made it a good day to stay home and do the install. The oak was only the PITA just trying to route the pipe through the walls and into the basement . This house is a old farm house so its got alot of big boards/beams underneath. I only have a couple things left to do like slide the hearth pad forward to give it the 6" front clearance, Level the Wall thimble and touch up the wall where i got it dirty . Im thinking of painting the exhaust pipe with high temp black but first am going to wrap the joints with hvac tape and seal it off. But all in all im glad its finally installed and cant wait to see the savings in oil!