Here is what i am debating. Its obviously a wood stove. I figured i would come here to get some expert opinions. I have a farm house on my land. This property is NOT my residence yet a second home. Mostly i will be there in the winter for weekends for deer hunting. The current heat setup is a 30+ yr old oil fired boiler. With fuel so high (even though were not there often) i am trying to think of alternatives to heat it to a comfortable temp cost efficient. So were talking no more than say 8-12 weekends a heating season. I have close to 100 acres of woods so close fuel is not a problem. It currently have 2 fireplace that back up to each other and share a single masonry chimney. Say a diameter of 12x12, i really dont know how big it is, i have just not paid close enough attention recently?? That really dosent matter cause i will probly just put black pipe down it (or flex) and put a top plate on and stuff Roxul into the smoke shelf area to limit heat loss. The fire place opening is very tall but not as deep as modern places. The home is not a grand old farm house like you may be thinging. Was build around 1950s and has 8ft ceinlings and is around 1200sqft. I am going to put a stove into the fireplace as much as possible to run the chimney up the current exit. I am wanting to do this cheap, yea id love a pretty stove but the economics of it just dont make sense. I was thinking one of those cheap "boxwood" stoves made by Vogelzang, that you can get at Northern tool, HF or TSC. http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_346054_346054 I have ran one like this at a hunt camp before, it seemed like i was feeding it constantly, but i did not know how to draft them then and i think it was leakier than it should of been, plus not sure if it had a key damper and i did not use it if so. Or would it be worth the extra money to go with a stove like this that has longer burn times and you can see some fire. Im not going to go much more than this price if at all due to my limited time there. http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_425015_425015 Tell me your thoughts?