hi all I live in NC and heat a 900 ft house with wood. i just replaced my wood stove with a Waterford Stanley wood cookstove. I figured if I'm heating with wood anyway, might as well be able to cook on it, as well, right? First of all, it is beautiful and well constructed, but I wouldn't call it airtight..if i close the damper, smoke leaks out of the seams and the eyes, so i'm thinking it won't be able to provide the type of controlled burn i had with my other stove. Anyone have any thoughts on that? Also, the firebox is a bit smaller than I was hoping, so I'm thinking those long overnight burns may not be quite as long as I was hoping. Does anyone have experience with the use and wood consumption rates and burn times of one of these stoves? Does anyone know of a woodstove that is both small (mine needs to sit into a brick alcove that is only 50" wide) and efficient that has a larger truly airtight firebox? I'd be willing to sell this stove and buy another if it better suits my needs...even if it isn't so classy looking. I wanted to get a Pioneer Maid made by Mark Stoll the Amish fellow, but it won't fit in my alcove and i was afraid that a Baker's choice (made by the same fellow)wouldn't be very efficient on wood. Does anyone use a Baker's Choice? is it good on wood? what do you think of it over all? OK, that's about enough questions for now, don't you think?