We inherited a Vermont Castings 2550 when we purchased our home. The more l learn about stoves and heating with them the more I don't think I like my stove. Meaning it seems to have an issue that I can't find (leak or bad probe or something) and I don't want to spend hundreds on parts to figure it out. I'm okay running it while I'm home but don't like to leave with a fire going. So I'm starting to look at stoves (which means I'll probably have one before long). We were always going to replace the stove because we didn't like the looks anyway so we are starting to look into doing that. According to my Encore manual the stove is rated at the low 40k's btu wise. Seems to be the right size for my 2600 sq ft, one story house for my climate (mild). So I'm looking for a stove in that ballpark (if the the Encore's rating and others are fairly consistent). I'd like something simple. I'm the kind of guy who likes good quality stuff that lasts a long time with the fewest moving parts possible. And I'm willing to pay for quality. And the wife would like something in a brown porcelain/enamel finish if possible. I looked at a Quadra-Fire Yosemite today and it seems to be about the right size. There is also a Jotul dealer within 100 miles (not a huge dealer network for wood stoves in my area) and I'd like to look at the Jotul. My pipe isn't super long so if flue length is an issue I'd want to stay away from that stove. It's a one story home with probably 20' of pipe. Maybe a bit less. Anyway, if you have suggestions I'd appreciate it. As you can see from my attachment my house is fairly 'choppy' but we like the bedrooms a good bit cooler than the living area so it works out good but any input on airflow would be appreciated as well. I threw this sketch together on the pc real quick. Scale is certainly off a bit but gives you an idea of the wall placement/etc.