So winter is getting closer to it's end. All that you told me about the Ashley 1440E and U.S Stove came true. What a pile of junk! Firebox cracked in multiple places, would not stop over firing and I could not control it even with drafts. So I looked more into the Kuuma and spoke with Dale on many occasions and jump right into the Kuuma family. I have a Vapor Fire 100 on the way in about a week. Done screwing around.