well as time goes forward im going back. the cost of fuel soars up and up. im cutting back. in 05 i made my shed into an insulated shop where i can tinker around and hang out so to speak. i was burning K-1 kerosene in there to keep warm. well after a few months of payiny $3.89 a gallon, and topped with my usual winter lay off the old unemployment doesn't need to be wasted on far to expensive fuel. well after a few weeks of my complaining, a friend told me another buddies dad had a wood stove he was wanting to sell. so for $40 and about $70 in pipe i took care of that problem. and then was able to keep it warmer,cook over it and get free fuel. talking about paying for its self. so i began thinking this year and shopping this summer. i now have a wood burning ul approved air tight fireplace/stove in the home. it was costing around $700 a year to heat my 2 bedroom home. this burner witch it a safe one, no sparks can get out of it was $399.00 and about $300.00 in stainless steel chimney has been heating my house all winter so far. my furnace never runs. we stoke it full at night and its still full of coals in the morn. on adverage my living room is 80 and the rest of the house is 70's.