freetown fred wrote:How big of an area you gonna be heating & what's your projected set-up gonna be?
Right now I have 1/3 of the house "shut down". Three of the rooms are closed off so I'm heating appr 1,400 sq ft. If I had all the rooms open I'd be closer to 2200 sq ft. The house is post and beam with open floor plan and cathedral ceilings. Living room has an open ceiling to a loft/upstairs bedroom. The stove is on bottom floor (living room). (tenant is in the basement). I live in the northeast and it's not unusual to see single digits on occasion during the coldest days/nights.
Right now it's safe to say I'd be heating 1,400 to 1,600 sq ft but could be heating much more. Using the online BTU calculator I figure I could need anywhere from 70 - 100 K BTU.