This is my first year burning in an epa stove, an older Avalon 1196 that came with the house. I started gathering and splitting my wood last year. I split my wood big because that is what I did with my old smoke dragon. My concern is that everytime I see someone loading an EPA stove in a video they are loading small pieces 3"-4" splits. Most of mine are 6"-9" ,big heavy pieces of wood. My stove top has been around 350F most burns sometimes I can get it up to 550F but not easily. Am I doing it wrong, should I resplit my wood smaller?