I've had my new stove for about 3 weeks now and every time I reach a new high temperature there is a little paint still curing and the smell happens again. Its not as strong as it was the first week but I still get it if I reach that new max high. This morning I set out to reach a new high to cure the last little bit of paint and to test the stove operation a little. From a cold start I had my Englander 30 at 770 degrees stovetop in about 30 minutes time. I only used 4 medium sized oak splits running east to west and they were laying on top of two small wrist sized pieces running north to south used just to hold the 4 oak splits about 2 inches off the bottom so the little air jet could blow air under them. What an inferno. At 770 stovetop and still climbing I shut the primary air off totally and it cooled down to 600 in about 10 minutes. I actually killed the fire by shutting the primary off. It will not burn for long unless I crack the primary a little. I feel more confident in the stove now as I know I can shut it off by closing the primary air. My chimney is an insulated 6 inch liner 21 linear feet with no elbows. Now I wont smell that darn paint anymore as I'll never get it hotter than that, at least not on purpose.