Sitting on my screened porch listening to the rain.....;..The Steel box inside is full of whispy blue flames and red coals. It disturbs me that so few of my friends are willing to burn wood to heat or supplement their heat needs. thousands of tons of wood go to waste around here every year. I burn oak. If it doesn't provide BTU's comprable to oak I won't even bother with it. That's how much wod is available around here. I don't pay for wood. Won't do it. Because I don't need to. I wish there was something I could do to influence my peers but they just aren't willing.