I have been researching/looking for a different wood stove for our home. Home is a 1300 sq ft ranch on a full basement. Have a wood furnace in the basement for when it's really cold. But it is really too much furnace for our home. It's great when it's zero out, but when it's 45 degrees out, we are opening windows. We put an intrepid 2 from vermont castings in the living room. It's too small. No way to get an overnight fire. And I feel like we are pushing the stove all the time to get the heat we need. And I don't like CAT stoves now. So I am looking at older stoves on craigslist since there isn't a money tree in our backyard. If I have this correct--the older stoves like the Fisher, Timberline and All nighter burn more wood than the newer stoves. How much more wood do the older ones take? do the older stoves do a good job of heating? We have a good wood source that we cut ourselves so we are not Buying wood. I am looking for a stove that will hold a fire overnight, and have a surface I can cook on if I had too. Would be great too if it will heat without a blower in case the power goes out. What about a Sierra wood stove? found one of them on craigslist and it was a side load with a glass front. Can you see the fire with it or does the glass just turn black? Were they good stoves? i know the Fisher was a good stove. buck stove seems to have a good name. Any other recommendations to look for? or stay away from? thanks for the help!