If I sound like a newbie that's probably because I am. A friend of mine had been trying to convince me to purchase a pellet stove for some time now but he knows my personality is usually to be skeptical until I see it for myself. To help me get me started he had an older Quadra Fire 1000 that he was no longer using and offered it to me to help make my decision. He also said if I liked it I could just keep it or move on to a new stove, right now I am keeping it. The stove was in decent condition other than a combustion blower which was making a lot of noise and it needed a paint job. After doing research and getting some help here and there I found out that working on these babies is not all that hard. I tore everything apart, re-painted and totally cleaned it so it looks almost new. I changed the combustion blower and now it sounds great, while not quiet it's not as bad as some say. This stove has been running a couple weeks like a charm, I love it! My house is 3,000 sq. ft. and I never expected this stove to heat the entire house. Here in NE PA we have already had lows of 12 degrees at night and it worked like a champ. I wanted to post here because I had done a lot of research from this forum and and most of the information I received came from you guys. I also now know what so many of you love your pellet stoves. Thanks!