Building 2500 sq walkout ranch. Chase is mostly centrally located in house. Upstate NY. Chase and house are framed (August 2017), starting to do rough trades. Move in expect April 2018. 2x4 with fiberglass plus 1.5" zip system. Andersen 400 windows, truss for extra attic insulation. forced hot air (gas to heat primary and DIY-ish radiant in slab in basement for walkout for all the heat loss that comes with walkout ranches. Everything is adding up costs wise. The fireplace was the focal of great room open to kitchen (and house). Chase is 7'x2.5' and looked at big boys, first the travis / fpx elite 36. Dealer I like is talking me into elite 44 (Room is cathedral scissor truss and like 40' x 35' (great room, kitchen, foyer, dining all open). Chase interior is 16' to ceiling and total length estimated at 24'-26' I am on my 5th yr burning with a cat FireplaceX LFA in current house which I had a million questions on, and have gotten wealth of knowledge on this site on burning (so thank you all esp. the mods). I like how it runs, cat is still good. I have local dealer sweep and inspect annually, and it produces about a large coffee cup full of fine granular black soot on annual sweep... No issues with current insert, and I like Travis and dealer. I burned at first full time 2 yr (4 cords) and last 2 yrs part time (2 cords each yr). I am sitting on about 8 cords and I am a few yrs ahead. The dry wood seasoned has made all the difference and my learning curve in what I am doing running the insert. Just took some practice. So here's my dilemma. 2013 was insert installed in my current house - it was $450 to install it and about 4k for insert, pipe, cap, etc. lets say $4500 total or so. I can live with that figure although at the time it was and still is a lot of $$.... Fast Forward to today. Builder drops in 3k gas fireplaces all the time. Allowance is 3k for Fireplaces typically... I'm sitting at triple that, hefty overage to have to deal with... My dealer is quoting me out for the elite 44 and I got sticker shock: 44 elite unit (5192) plain double doors and artisan face (1658) pipe, collars, cap (965) stainless chase top (695) install (1000) $9,510 If I went with the plain face I'm at very close to $9,000. I got a quote from another dealer on a quadrafire 7100 for $8700 for unit, pipe, chase top, cap, install, etc. Am I getting killed having them put these in this time of year? With everything with the house, we've just been looking at a million things, I let the fireplace go because I knew what I wanted and was knowledgeable with local dealer and product. Are there any other large FP's I should get quoted before I pull the trigger and go with local dealer? Next closest Travis dealer is a good 1.5hr drive, I was thinking I could have him quote it out. On the review section of the website, I'm seeing people paying about 10 yrs ago about 5k for this fireplace, has it really doubled in cost?