Hello all. My wife and I just purchased a Hampton i300 for our home. We built our house about 4 years ago with a fairly open floor plan. We were hoping to be able to heat at least the family room and kitchen fairly well as this is where we spend most of our time. We broke in the stove with a medium fire to warm things up and to sure the paint as recommended by the manufacturer. I just have a few questions and hope you guys can help and please forgive my ignorance. I was able to get a good fire going with paper and kindling and a few splits of dry wood. The stove seems to draft properly as I can shut the door and run the air full and the fire burns fairly well. The fire does respond to the air control as when I close down the air the fire dies down as well. My questions are the following: 1). How do I tell when the secondary burn is taking place and what is the best way to get the secondary burn going? 2). The stove was not really able to heat the family room very well. This might be related to the above question as I am not sure I had a secondary burn going and we also have a pretty open floor plan with no doors separating the family room, front foyer, dining room and kitchen. What is the best way to maximize the heat output from this stove? Thanks in advance for your answers.