Hi, I'm a newbie poster, but I've been lurking and reading for awhile. We just got a Hearthstone I soapstone stove off craigslist for $100. I haven't actually seen it in person, but my dad went and checked it out and bought it for me. (Thanks dad! Gotta keep those retarded...er, retired people busy and outta trouble and off the streets<grin>) Good condition, needs cleaning and a new door gasket. Both expected from a used stove IMHO. And the price, OMG! I have been coveting soapstone stoves for a long time most of the used ones go for at least $750 around here. We have an interior metalbestos chimney, and had a Wondercoal coal/wood stove and an Earthstove pellet/corn stove before buying this one. The stove comes with all the manuals and paperwork, but of course I don't have them in my hot little hands and I'm itchy to know about my new stove, but google has not yielded much at all. Does anyone have any info about the Hearthstone I? BTUs? heating area? anything? I have been reading about starting a cold soapstone stove and other soapstone how-tos, but I thought I'd come to all of you since you seem to be a wealth of info. We have a big (~2000 sf) old (1880) brick house and I'm hoping we can mostly heat our house with this with the gas furnace as backup. I'm not sure if its big enough, but I'm hoping that it will be more efficient and hold a load of wood and the heat much better than the Wondercoal. DH is planning a summer of collecting and cutting all the fallen wood that people have told him he can come and get for free. Last year we paid to have wood delivered, and it was pretty wet and not very cost effective. We have had a few dozen people tell us we can come get wood and now DH has a pickup and a chainsaw and we figure we will rent a splitter for a weekend once all the wood is gathered and cut in lengths. There is also tons of free wood listings on craigslist and the classified around here. Any wisdom for us? Thanks in advance... Here's a picture, not very good, but all I have.