1. stove top thermometers are good, but how close do we have to follow them. If anything, they can confuse newbies and cause us to get up and mess with the controls too much, especially when the temps get too high. My thermometer says that anything above 600 is too hot, forcing me to turn down the air.will higher temps ACUALLY hurt the stove within reason? I can see woodstoves w/o a glass door, having to go by them, and users of certain stoves. Last night it dropped to 19 deg, so its getting a bit colder, but the shoulder temps are yet to arrive, any way, I felt restricted this morning, constantly trying to stay under 600. thx- Brian.