Still going strong on the first fire I lit, the day after the insert was installed. Early December. Couldn't be happier with the performance, the $aving$ and the ease of operation. Wish I would have done it YEARS ago.
We've gone away on a few overnight visits to friends and family, the longest of which was 30 hours away from the stove. Loaded it up with every once that would fit and dialed it down as low as I thought it would run. (I've since learned it will run even lower.
) Opened the front door of the house on our return and felt the warmth.
Had a nice glowing bed of coals. Gave it a good shake, dialed it up and put on some fresh rocks. I plan to keep it running for at least a week, and keep an eye on the weather after that. Best guess is that I've burned about a ton and a half, probably a little less. LOVING IT!!!!