Hey all, thanks for reading. I have an 850sf open walk-out basement. Foundation walls are insulated, w exposed polished concrete floors. Washer/dryer/back entrance down there now. Adding workshop space and sitting area is the plan. There is an old (25+yrs) corn stove in it. Previous owners used the stove a few years ago but said it was loud, burned through the corn like crazy, got the basement too hot and they couldn't get the heat to transfer up to the rest of the house; they also said it "needed work." I posted about it a while back here and nobody knew the model. It looks pretty beat up too. I'm thinking of using the existing venting (after proper inspection--apparently corn exhaust is pretty corrosive) for a pellet stove rather than the cornie. Corn just seems less common and I heard it makes the house smell like popcorn! Anyway, I'm wondering how to start shopping. Would a pellet stove be overkill? It's not a huge space... and we happily use a wood stove for the main level heating (ahem, I mean the wood stove supplements the electric...). I guess my question(s): Is it feasible to look for a used pellet stove? I'm pretty handy and like to tinker/take apart and dial-in systems and machines... There's a Castle Serenity on sale at the Tractor Supply store nearby. It's 1299CAD (~1000USD). I see a few folks on here seem to like them. Any good? I really can't/shouldn't spend ANY more than that, so hoping for the used route at this point... I know this will likely be a hugely limiting factor, but figured I'd ask! Let me know if I can provide any other info that would help, and thanks in advance for any guidance!