You guys probably get these questions alot and get sick of them. We got our Kozyheat Z42 installed last weekend. I had 2 cords of wood delivered - to get me started and was very disappointed with the landscaper (off craigslist). He was made to come back and bring a full measured 2 cords and replace some of what he delivered that was pure wrotten wood. One load was cherry and the other ash. The cherry - I got stacked and under cover - but the ash got rained on and is now under a foot of snow in the yard. The first burns - were tough to get going and made the glass black. It didn't produce good heat either. I was disappointed. Heath and Home told me my wood was wet. We cleaned the glass and got some dry wood from the Home Depot. Here come the quesitons: The store bought wood is kiln dry. This stuff is amazing. It's like petrified and lights like a match. No more issues. I like this stuff - but I don't like paying for it. It's like firewood for dummy's. 1)Will this stuff harm my stove? I damper it down almost immediately. I am trying to mix some other wood in with it, but the stuff I have is not burning well. The landscaper says the wood is seasoned 1 year ( but I am sure he would say just about anything). I don't own a moister meter. The cherry - which was covered, I've brought some inside. It has set by the stove for 2 days and it still doesn't burn great. I brought some of the snow covered ash into my garage and will try and dry that out too. 2) If this stuff doesn't burn well after being brought into the house for a few days, should I simply stack it for next year and try to find a better wood source? 3) Should I store my wood in my garage or under a tarp outside is fine? I hope to get a saw for christmas and start cutting my own for next year, but until then, I need wood for heat.