I must say my VC intrepid II is a fantastic room heater. Burns very clean a no smoke with the cat activated. 6 hours of decent heat is a reality. The room it is in is 22/22 16’ cathedral ceilings 7 exterior windows 4 sky lights and exterior door and open stair case going to the level below. Point being, not the easiest room to heat but this stove can get it there. 70 degrees even when 3 outside earlier Dec. and 3 degrees last night First cat stove I owned. I was worried it would not work out this well. 8/8 masonry flue completely outside 24’ up. When I replaced the combustor $59 woodstove combusters.com. It was so easy to install and $59 is not hard to take if even every 3 years. they claim 5 to 6 years. Now I wish I knew that before I bought the resolute 3 years back for the same money I could have gotten the Encore larger fire box 20” logs (I have to shorten my entire supply) longer cleaner burns more BTU’s Which I could really use on that level. I wish I could locate a decent used one I do not mind the work involved even if I have to rebuild it. My situation is limited to rear exit only top of my exit pipe can only be 28” this eliminated most stoves. the encore is 26 3/4” which I can make work. Update I have located a 1998 hunter green Encore Used only 2 heating seasons Better yet only 3 miles away I have examined it and these are its faults. the top load girdle handle and cast is broken off missing also missing is the handle to open the doors. All interior parts seem ok no warpage or cracked plates I think I can get it for 400- $500. I have talked to VC and they will ship me a hunter green 6" vent collar it should line up with my existing vent outlet. The chimney it is going in is an 8/8 separate flue interior location in good condition and currently draft very well with the Resolute Acclaim It's nights like last night my mind starts to wonder. The Resolute dose a decent job till single digits weather. Then the burner kicks in occasionaly. that 7000 more BTU rating has me wondering? Would 18% more capacity get the job done beyond single digits? IT's not like VC is the only stove to consider, but being restricted to matching the rear flue exit , has narrowed down the field, to only a few choices. Plus finding one local. I also understand 1998 was not VC\ CFM best qc years of production. I am thinking I can sell my Resolute Acclaim , still great condition, and come out of this about a wash. Looking for oppinions or feed back concerning is it a good deal or are my expectations wrong. I don't want to drag 400+ lb beast in and out often. If the Encore preforms anything like my Intrepid I would do it in a monent. Does it?