So after many happy years of burning pellets, I have decided to switch to a wood stove. The pellets get more expensive every year, the fan is noisy, and if the power goes out then no more heat. I'm sure I don't need to be selling the benefits of wood heat to any of the usual lurkers to this forum though! So here is my situation, I have removed the pellet stove and installed class A chimney pipe. My home is a single story ranch about 1800 sq feet. Since my house already has a bit of a shallow pitch roof I went with 6' of chimney pipe (well above what I would need for 10/2 rule) because I was worried I might have draft problems. When all is said and done I will have about 12 feet from flue collar to the top of the chimney, straight up no elbows or anything. Now I have been reading and trying to decide what stove will suit my needs the best. I was really liking this englander madison https://www.lowes.com/pd/Summers-Heat-2000-sq-ft-Wood-Burning-Stove/999918844 Kind of a compromise between the bad boy 30 and the smaller 13. Ember only protection for the hearth pad makes my work alot easier too but it calls for a minimum of 15' chimney pipe. It wouldn't be hard to add another 3' to my chimney but I feel like its gonna look like a submarine periscope or something sticking up from my little house if I add that much more. Before I just run out and buy the stove and see how it does I am hoping there may be some of you out there that have shorter chimneys like mine (12' or so). What stove did you end up choosing and how did it perform? I understand there are other factors as well but I am hoping by living near sea level and having a straight shot chimney will work in my favor, thanks in advance for any advice you all might have!