Seeing how this large stove is new I think there needs to be a ongoing thread about how to operate this popular insert. As a complete n00b to wood burning I have found through 3 days of experience that stacking a few splits stacked high and keeping the throttle on about 1/2 to 1/4 gives a good secondary burn for a long time on relatively little wood. My wood so far is not seasoned that well, although I have yet to break into my main oak cord and a half that has been stacked in full sun all summer long. Yesterday and last night I was able to keep the house in the upper 60's and even up to 71 or 72f despite dropping outside temps to 46 or so. The wife made me fire it up again early in the day but by choice I might not have done so. I am balancing trying to keep the wife happy and saving wood for when it gets really cold here in January-March. I adjusted the blower fan to about 1/2 speed all day. My plan is to try to drop oil burning use by 1/2 this year. We'll see. But tonight there is one more burn because temps are supposed to drop to 40 before weather heating up the rest of this week. Also, I have been having a problem keeping the large glass area clean, I suppose because of my wood quality. I have cleaned it every day with newspaper and ash. Not fun. I hope I don't have to do this every day. For those Rockland burners with well seasoned wood I would be interested in hearing if you too have a clean glass problem.