Yes Im burning a pile of wood. The 6 cord I have now doesn't burn well at all because its to wet. Its mostly oak and it goes for 200 a cord cut and split here. I got two more cord of green ash coming for $150 a cord. The ash will burn for me better than the oak even when green. My goal for next year is dry wood and different stove and Id probably burn 4 to 5 max cord. I think a rick of wood is about 1/3 of a cord so 8 or 9 ricks sounds darn good to me. To tell you the truth I don't like my stove. It wont run well with a small fire and I cant get it to burn any less than 25 logs a day while Im working. I think part of the problem is my firebox is to large for my needs unless I load it up to spray finish with the windows open and fan on. My shop is about 1400 SF but with 11ft sealings and drafty windows, poor insulation and large door Im thinking a 2500 sf wood stove with 112.800 btu will do it and use allot less wood. That's my plan.