Hey all, how's it going? So, this question got posted over in the Pellet Crib but got me thinking as I've got both a wood stove (That wonderful Kiwi Merlin 3) and pellet stove. What are people's feelings about leaving a stove burning when not home? I am fine with the pellet stove but for some reason, am very wary about the wood burning stove. Usually won't leave it on unless going < 10 min down the road for milk or beer. The big issue is that my wife works day shift and I work some night shift so i'll leave house ~ 5 PM and she may not be home until 6:30-7pm (1.5-2hrs). On 2 occasions recently, i've put 1 fresh log on the coal bed, let it blaze for about 5-10 minutes and then turn the vents down to almost nothing to let it smolder and putting out a little heat. Plus, my wife is more prone to crank the fuel oil than mess with the fire (still banging my head against the wall on THAT one) too much so i'm trying to make it idiot proof. What does everybody else do? Looking for advice, tips for the relative neophyte. Thanks.