this will be my third winter with it, so i guess it's about time for a review. for buck to be a common name for so long, they don't seem to be common on the forums. this thing is a behemoth for its dimensions at 460 pounds. luckily for me, when i (and one other person) was moving it into the house and getting it into place, one of the nosey, but will help you with anything, neighbors was passing by. i'm using it as a hearth stove, and due to my lintel being a limiting factor, i'm not using a pedestal or legs. you never see burn times listed for it, but a light to moderate load can provide 4 hours of heat, and up to 8 hours with a larger load of oak. north carolina isn't particularly cold compared to the locations of most people on the forum, so keep that in mind. i can run a medium sized load and get the temperature of the house up to 74-76, and by morning the temperature will be around 68. time frame on that would be from 9 or 10 pm till 7am. i tend to use a mixture of oak, and a little bit of shoulder wood to get it going quick, and have moderate burn time, and get around a 6 hour burn of useful heat with that. i like to get the temperature in the house up and let it taper off. with a large load, and the same time frame, i could either get the peak temperature a couple degrees higher, or pipe it down and keep the same peak temperature and maybe be a couple degrees warmer at the end of that time frame. i heat about 1000-1200 sq ft with it, as we keep the extra rooms that we don't use closed in the winter. it's a fairly user friendly stove i'd say, not particularly difficult to get going or deal with. i use super cedars to start, and use an unconventional method of lighting. it's in one of the user manuals of another stove (lopi, jotul, don't recall) but i'll place the wood in, light the super cedar, and leave the door about 10% of the way open, works like a charm in getting a quick start. with the blower off, i don't get any smoke in the house with the door open at any time, except for maybe the first minute or two occasionally. i once made a mistake, and now part of my stainless steel liner is purple... i got home from work at about 07:30, scooped the ash and remaining coals, and remade the bed of ash (i like to leave 1/4" or so) and there didn't appear to be any embers left, the ash was maybe 10 degrees above ambient going by touch. loaded the stove up for my wife to use that night, 2 e/w splits, and 2 n/s splits on top of them, and drop the super cedar in between the splits. well, after a little while i wake up in my bedroom across the house feeling very warm. i go into the living room to discover it had lit itself, with i guess some tiny stray ember i missed. i think the two main factors that helped this happen were leaving the primary wide open, and placing the super cedar 1/4 in the stove. lesson learned, but also learned how easily the stove can light. the user manual is a little lacking, no specs like fire box dimensions in it, or tips, mostly just what not to do with it, and distances to combustibles etc. the people at buck do seem fairly helpful, though i haven't spoke with them directly, the were very helpful whenever my dealing had inquiries before and during my purchase. the quality and craftsmanship of the stove is excellent, nice welds, overall seems very solid. it's not going to win any beauty pageant, but it seems to do what it's supposed to do pretty well. the reason i'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is due to the advertised firebox size. the advertised size is 2.6 cubic feet. the realistic usable space comes out to 2.23 cubic feet... 22.75" x 15.75" x 10.75" with the rear of the firebox having a height of 9.75" and the front 11.75". i believe the advertised cubic feet may be either without the primaries in place, or getting creative with how to load n/s splits. the 15.75" depth is due to the primary in the front center and lip that extends from it for most of the width of the stove. the primary and it's lip extend up close to 4 inches, and above that, the depth is 16.5" from the back of the stove to the glass. i paid $1400 for the stove and blower (i believe it's around $200 by itself) at a local store, which seems to be $400-$500 less than i would have paid ordering at an online store. not sure if the online places like to keep them marked up, or if my dealer just has really good pricing on it. i'd say the stove would be sufficient to heat maybe 1500 sq ft comfortably if done in a decently insulated house, with good seasoned wood, and the stove set up correctly. i did a lot of cutting, pasting, and adding information as i proofread, so lets hope everything makes sense, and doesn't need to be proofread again.