I'm new to this forum - we are hoping to start heating with wood this winter. We have a raised ranch, plan to heat from the basement which is finished, but concrete floor so no combustible issues. There is a fireplace where the stove will sit, we have had a 6" insert installed, ready to hook up to the new stove, plenty of seasoned wood. Have no idea what to get. We need a stove that can take a 6" rear exhaust pipe and based on our town's specs, it must have an available manual and a UL rating. We are trying to heat around 2000 sq ft. Catalytic vs. non? Used vs. new? Brands? Models? Ahhh!! We don't have a huge budget (under 1k?), so we'd love to find a used stove that has many years left on it but don't want to end up with something with a laundry list of issues/repairs to be made. Suggestions?