So far, so good with the new stove. I installed it about a month or so ago and it is getting used as required. The true test won't come until next fall but I have a question on how to tame this thing down. I will say this, I'm not used to the echo...echo...echo.... when I open the door and peer in. I'll run through last nights scenario just to give you all an idea of how she's burning. Yes, it's a she but I haven't picked out a name yet. Might need help with that too. 8:15 pm: started the typical fire. Burned on medium to low with some smaller splits to get a few coals in her before bed time. 9:50 pm: loaded up (N/S) with about what I would call a half load of medium sized mixed splits. It was dry but not oak or locust. Left the air turned down for an overnight burn. Stove top around 400*. 10:00 pm: she's ignited and ready for take-off! 10:10 pm: full take-off achieved, all secondaries burning like a ***** ape. Temps jump to 700*. 10:15 pm: she's hovering between 750*-775* with a screaming freight train of fire from front to back in the top 6" of the stove. This goes on until 11:30 pm when she finally drops back to 700*. I head to bed. 5:30 am: not much left this morning, stove is at 200*. It would probably start a new fire without much work but that is not needed today. Kind of mixed feelings on the burn times. My little Napoleon 1101 was burning longer with a more controlled burn. This thing just seems to take right off even with the air chit down (shrug). I am a little hesitant to load her up with some good oak come this fall. I really don't want to see 800*-850* when I'm not here or at night when I'm sleeping. How can I tame this thing? I'll do the dollar bill test again later when she's totally cooled down but it was sealed great when I put it in. It just seems it needs to be choked down a little more than it is or I'll never see the burn times it is capable of producing. Any thoughts?