Hey guys, Got the new insert yesterday and got everything installed. I actually installed the liner Sunday and had everything awaiting the arrival of the stove. Stove came in so I finished everything up. This is only our 2nd night burning this stove. Stove is nothing fancy, a Drolet Escape 1800i insert with a fully insulated 6" SS liner. I did not get ahead like I would have liked for this year as far as wood is concerned, so some of the wood I have is not completely seasoned. However I do have a stack of good seasoned wood that is about 2 years since it was split, poplar and red oak. Moisture reading on average between 7 and 12 percent on these splits. Got warm today so let the fire go out. Started a fire this evening for tonight and got my kindling in, then some larger pieces of poplar on top of it. It seems no matter what I do I cannot get the stove over 300 degrees. I have read that placing a thermometer on an insert can be tricky to get an accurate reading. My magnetic thermometer is on the front of the stove beside the top left corner of the door. Also no matter what I do I seem to get smoke out of the chimney. Right now there's two poplar splits in there and they have coals and a few orange flames wicking off them but that's it. Primary air is fully open, stove temp is 250 according to thermometer, smoke also coming out of chimney. I probably just need to hone my fire building skills and figure out this EPA stove.