Neighbor stopped by to see the newly installed stove. He has some sort of an insert..not sure what or the vintage. He came in and said "a day like this, I was positive you would have it burning" I replied "it's been burning for a week" "Oh, I couldn't smell it when I cam in the house..." And I had just fed it for the late afternoon/evening.... so if someone comes in and doesn't smell when I've just had the door open for several minutes it must be drawing pretty well. I will find fault with one design point on the FV..the door is pretty with its pointed sort of gothic arch but I would prefer having the door opening the entire height that would be possible with a squared door. I'm thinking 6 inches higher, so raised off the floor would be great. Come summer I might think about building a cement block base and covering it in the same slate I used on the hearth. Have plenty of room with the flue liner since the stove is in front of a raised fireplace. The door being on the small side would be less of an issue if it was up higher.