I currently have a Tradition T300P-2 that I have never been able to run right (soot, poor combustion despite cleaning and was not able to remove the comb blower for clean-up). Venting is going straight up for 13 ft then, 2x45 deg and then straight up again for another 7-8 ft. Total eq lenght is about 20-23 ft on a 3" diameter vent. I know the venting is not ideal, but was already there when I bought the house and would be difficult to replace. Looking at several reviews on the tradition, I found that I was not the only one having problems with this stove. Most of people had similar issues with that stove unfortunately. Sad, cause it really looks nice. I am now considering replacing the stove for a new one keeping the same old style design. Looking on the internet, I found the St-Croix Hastling and Quad Castile being good candidates for a replacement, but I wanted to know your opinion about the those stove (which one the best). What are pros and cons ? Heard that Castile is pretty noisy and is not as good as other Quad stoves...is that true ?? Also, interested to know how easy is to access the mechanical components for repairs and how easy are they to clean. Do you think with my current venting design, I'll be able to run one of these stove correctly. I have a harman p61 in the basement and really like the mechnical aspect of it. Very easy to clean and repair. Thanks for your inputs, very appreciated.