Up until last night I was sure we would be picking up a wood boiler soon. Had a chimney guy come out and he is going to give us a quote on lining our 26' chimney for the inside wood boiler. He then stated how available wood pellets are now in this area...and even Sams Club is(or was) selling them...but he then said that he heard Harman products are so backlogged don't expect to see anything until at least January. It seems there are only a handful of pellet boiler manufacturers? Is the backlog on orders really that bad? Are these boilers easier to use than wood boilers? I know I would not have to cut/split wood but some of the info I've read makes it look as though you can load them once a day and basically forget about them? Do they require a lined chimney such as the traditional wood boiler? Any idea on how many tons of pellets we would use if we use an average of 800 gallons oil/yr?