Hello guys, this is my 1st post but Ive been reading here for 3 years now. I'm having trouble finding answers to a few question's about my Clydesdale insert. Maybe someone can offer some advice. Let me first describe my system and the area intended to be heated. I purchased the Clydesdale unit new from a local dealer It was installed by the dealer Original fireplace is a huge brick open pit unit (106 years old). My faceplate has only 3" overlap to cover this huge pit. The insert is installed with the 5" of finished fascia pulled out and the sides are blocked off with the iron faceplate. Chimney is 40' and has excellent wind exposure. The chimney has full brick exposure through to the second floor. My Chimney also has another chimney channel built into it for a second floor coal stove (not used and a cover is over the 6" lateral hole) I have a 40' x 6" stainless steel single wall pipe running from the insert all the way up to the top off the chimneys cover/cage. There is no insulation used anywhere. My faceplate is designed by the manufacturer (Hearthstone) to let plenty of air escape right up the chimney due to a 5/16" gap cast into the design. Also the faceplate leaves 1" of gap open on both sides between the insert and the faceplate. My air deflector plates/channels on the insert had large gaps at all seems. I sealed all of them off with steel duct tape (still holding strong after 3 years). My rope seal for the glass door no longer exists (it disappeared). My blower seems weak and is one speed. I read a few guys with the Clydesdale mention they run it on high speed. not sure what that means. My dealer gave me a thermostat to use. it plugs into the wall and the blower plugs into it. But I don't use it. My area to heat is about 3000 sq ft including an open stairwell to 4 bedrooms. O.k. I do realize my unit is not made to heat such a large area. However it does not supply heat past 10' away from the unit. I have the whole air setting ajustment/sweetspot thing figured out and I run it consistently at over 400 deg when reading from the top off the unit in front of the faceplate. I burn Oak and Maple mostly and currently barely use it now because it doesn't help heat the house at all. Example: 35 deg outside temp. I can heat the house to 72 deg with the oil burner while the Clydesdale is running full tilt at the same time. If I shut the oil burner off the very room the insert is in (living room) as well as the rest of the house will drop 10 deg in less than 2 hours. I will take a few pictures and post them. I'm hoping someone can take the time to help me. I have $5k invested here and its useless. I really want to stop using foreign oil. I can afford to use my oil heat but the whole point was to do my share, plus my boys love using the fireplace.