Hey All, I've been experimenting running my new Buck 81 (installed in December) without using the blower. The blower is loud and seems to cool down the stove fast. It's nice to take the chill off but I'd like to get away from using it if possible. Anyways, here's my question. I've got a Condor thermometer on the stove pipe and I usually get it up to 450 or so before turning the air down. When I leave the blower off and measure the temps on the door of the stove my readings are hot, like 840-850 hot for a little bit, even with the air turned way down. The first time it happened I got nervous and turned the blower on which cranked it back down to 650 in a hurry. Even with 850 on the door, my stove pipe temps stay a perfect 400-450. And the stove puts out enough heat to keep the whole house warm. My feeling is that this is pretty normal if you want to heat your house without a blower, but it seems like lots of forum user don't like to get the heat this high... I called Buck and their answer was that the glass is rated up to 1400 degrees and the stove won't melt until 2200 degrees, basically saying not to worry at all. I was just curious what other Buck stove owners think.