Thanks, but the DW has been sadly sitting in the basement the past few years. This was going to be the year but then I had to do a bunch of work on the Jeep and master bathroom has to be redone. Hopefully I can get the install started this season at least. I want to see those slow, long burning flames.Mine is wearing, but not to the point its thin. Hey I see you're installing a Dutchwest. Great choice. Back in WV we had an older Dutchwest X-Large (CAT equipped) and we burned 4-5 cords of hardwood a year. That was a great, great stove.