Thanks but no thanks
I just couldnt get myself to purchase this unit based on the problems and the price. I found an Enviro Omega stove at a distributor in Baltimore. It turns out that it was the only one around. 60,000 btu made in Canada with a octagon burn pot and agitator for burning corn and poor quality pellets. Its a free standing unit that has a unique look to it. Youll either love it or hate it.
The price was $2,900 a little less than the AE FS and I could only find positive feedback online on it.
Ill let you know how it works out.
Thanks for all of your input.