We want to get a wood stove in finally. According to the chimney/wood stove guy we consulted an 8 inch flue would be best. All we can find our wood stoves with 6 inch stove pipe openings and no one can tell us if that can be sized up to an 8 inch flue or if that means we will have a 6 inch flue. Chimney guy is not available to contact right now, people at places like Lowes don't know anything about it because they don't install the stoves. What should I be looking for in a wood stove to make it meet the chimney guy's suggestion, he says with a smaller flue we would have to have the chimney lined but with a bigger flue we won't. We are trying to keep the cost down if possible as much as I would love a really nice looking stove like Vermont Castings they aren't in the budget. We would like a window so we can see when wood needs to be added plus I like the way fires look. It's not a necessity but I would like it. We are looking for a bigger door opening so we won't have to split wood as small. Any suggestions?