I have a wood burning fireplace on the ground floor of my raised ranch. The basement has a wood stove. Our house is about 1800 sq. We live in boston and fill our oil tank once a year. We are very, very frugal about running the heat. I would like to move the wood stove from the basement upstair and put it in the fireplace. I am not sure if this can be done. I am also thinking about getting an insert but I am not sure if I want to spend the 1,500.00 for one. The wood stove hasn't been used in about 8 years and when we did use it, it worked well. Anyone do this? Put a wood stove into their fireplace.