From the manual: http://www.blazeking.com/PDF/manuals/en/wood/OM-PI1010A E V1.06.pdf So when starting from cold, leave the bypass open and bi-metal thermostat on High until the needle starts to get into the Active zone, then shut the bypass and let the stove run on High for the next 20 minutes. I get this part. Next, the manual states: So after running it on High for 20 minutes, it then says I can move the thermostat towards medium at 20 min intervals... well my thermostat has 10 marks on it (1 marked High, 1 marked Low, and 8 dots in between), and assuming medium is in between the 4th and 5th mark that's at least 1:20 I need to take to step down the thermostat, dot by dot, ever 20 minutes? A dot is an "interval?" Seems excessive, no? Heavens forbid I want to step down the thermostat to "Low" for a shoulder season burn. Can anyway clarify the instructions for me? Thx.