Ok, I am all confused with measuring stove temps on an insert...what is best way to get accurate temp using an IR on a flush insert? Background...first year burning new insert (Regency Alterra CI1250), mostly burning bio bricks as I was too late in ordering seasoned wood. Burning evenings and weekends when we are around. It seems I can only have 2 bricks in and temp is easily up to 700 degrees if measured by shooting through the glass at various points inside the stove. I can't imagine what temp would read if I loaded the stove up? I keep reading the stove top temp should be cruising around 400 to 500 but not being able to measure the stove top I am not sure what best spot is to measure? 2nd question I guess would be, can I really load this stove up and get a several hour burn and I say several hours because right now I am only putting in 2 or 3 bricks at a time and need to reload basically every hour. Thanks!