from heaterman: "Running a gasifier is different than just heaving a huge load into an OWB. They are all more of a thinking man’s boiler regardless of brand and I think you’ll find that you’ll have the same issues regardless of whose piece of equipment you’re running. Do yourselves a favor and hang in there while you learn the ropes because I have a suspicion that you’ll encounter the same issues with another brand, whatever that may be. " I have dedicated a lot of time the past three days in getting to really know my econoburn by burning different types of wood, experimenting with wood size, split versus whole, etc. etc. I am getting better at running mine, and while I can not yet say I have a love affair with it, I am getting more comfortable with it. Heaterman hit it right on the head with the thinking man's statement, as I equate running mine to driving a heavy commercial truck with a split rear axle, timing and execution is key to a good outcome. A long time friend stopped by to see my installation yesterday and was impressed with the technology, but I stressed to him the importance of understanding the nuances of these machines and especially the importance of storage. The manufacturers would do well in publishing a "how to" guide when selling these boilers. More to come.