As indicated by my firestarter status I am a novice when it comes to wood burning stoves. I am firing a Jotul 602 and have been playing around with the air control on the front door and the inline exhaust damper on the exhaust pipe in an attempt to maintain a relatively constant temperature. My wife thinks I am crazy because I am up every five minutes making minor adjustments to the dampers trying to hit the orange sweet spot on my new magnetic thermometer. I figure I am getting better because yesterday I barely left the hearth and was making adjustments every one minute. Anyway, my questions is...would you tend to set the exhaust damper and make adjustments to the air intake on front? Right now I have the exhaust damper 50% open and am adjusting the front only. Any thoughts?