Hi all, I've made a few posts here, been lurking for a bit, was doing the whole pellet vs. wood stove thing for a couple months now. Pretty much decided on pellet for less clearance needs = less room taken inside, comparative ease of venting, and less time required (assuming everything works right) in fuel. I'm fairly handy so not terribly scared of component replacement, other than the "man I just got this thing" aspect At any rate, I figured before I get that far and put anything in the truck to come home, figured I'd let you all enjoy another stove & placement thread . Amazing how everyone brings up awesome points that maybe the OP (me now ) hadn't thought of. And at this point oops-ies are free House: ~2100 SF new (2016 new) modular double-wide on block crawlspace. 2x6 exterior walls with whatever the home center's better insulation package was. Blown-in insulation in ceiling. I can feel some cold air leaking in around windows, so this spring a tube (or several) of caulk is going to be my friend if they won't warranty that. I'll attach a floor plan (shamelessly stolen from home center's website, I sure don't make anything that pretty). Most time spent between "gather" and "hub." Furnace is 100% electric, works fine, just not cheap Intent is to use pellets for sole heat source. Furnace will be there if needed, just don't want to run it if I can help it. Red box = current 1st choice for placement. Blue box = current alternative choice for placement. Placement along interior middle wall (horizontal in picture) is not an option as it would vent up too close to marriage line of house and possibly interfere with roof warranty I understand there's going to be temp differences as this is not a furnace. Assuming I'll use an electric heater in the master bath/bedroom area to supplement as needed. I'm good restacking/transporting/storing/lugging bags-o-pellets. Good with filling the hopper. Bigger hopper would be preferred. Also assuming small fans on the floor will be my friend. Ceiling fan will be installed in the stove room - before the stove, I already have one Anyhoo - I found a Englander/Summer's Heat 55-SHP22 on local CL listed for $800. Assuming I can talk down from that. However I'm not sure that's "enough" stove for what I'm trying to do. If can't get cheaper, AMFM has one for I think $899 shipped, or the CB120 for $1300. I do not have a Harman budget. I'm planning/budgeting ~2k for stove & self-install. We'll see when I do my taxes. BTU- & budget-wise looking at PelPro PP130, Vogelzang 5790 (though I've not read fantastic things about those), recently stumbled on posts here referencing the Enviro Maxx/Maxx 55. I've not made it through pricing and such for that option as yet. So, fire away! Thoughts/suggestions/hey-you-forgot/what-the-hecks?