Steelhorse, thanks for the lead on the plater. And good to hear the 116 can handle your house heating needs. Are you going to put in a coal bin, or work from bags ?
Yes, the 118 will "roar", but I like that it can also be made to purr. When I was looking for a parlor stove, I wanted a stove with a range of heat output that had extra capacity. As wsherrick said, "you will appreciate that heating capacity when it's below zero." Yes, I will !!!!!
I have a 4000 square foot, 17 room Victorian. The living room is centrally located with doors leading to three other rooms and a hallway to the front stairs. The back stairs come down to near one of those doorways in the dinning room. Hopefully, with the 118 near the junction of all those rooms ,it's overly large capacity will work out well. If it's too much, I can throttle it down and then, it's just that much longer before it will need re-filling.