My burns have been erratic at best. Understandably some of it has been my own fault, using wood that isn't properly seasoned, and not sitting in front of the stove while it gets going to make small adjustments. However I now have a stack of VERY dry wood and I'm ready to hunker down and figure her out. Here is where I'm at: She seems to burn 4-5 hours with the damper on the fourth notch out, and the draft controls open halfway. I loaded her last night at 8pm. I fell asleep on the couch and woke up at 1. She was still going, but mostly coals. I put 2 splits on and went to bed. Woke up at 6, and put on 2 more splits, but the coals were not as glowing as they were at 1am. Being that I have heard the 28000 is a wood hog, I would think 4-5 hours on 2 logs is pretty darn good. Granted, they are coals at that point, but the blower is still going and once loaded she seems to fire up pretty good with the damper opened fully for about 5 minutes. Thoughts, Suggestions, or can I claim victory?