Bought our first home this spring. To me personally, this stove was a huge selling point to me as they are not too common in this area. I would ideally like to heat my 1700sqft house with this stove all winter. Wood costs are kind of high here since I am going to buy my wood this year while the hardwood I have been collecting is too fresh to burn. I have been reading through the forums here and learned a fair bit. I guess I just have questions about this stove and if I am "doing it" the right way by heating the house. I have read that you want to allow the wood to complete its burn cycle. I have been doing that and its working great. The stove will get to about 840* on the top, heat up the firebrick inside and the brick that surrounds it. The radiant heat is awesome is lasts for hours. One of my questions is about the heat the stove gets too. Is that too hot? What are things I can do to maximize my burn time and heat output. The flue at about 2 feet up is around 600* at times. Is that ok? Also, I am having a hard time getting the heat distributed through my house. Its a ranch and the stove is at one end and the bedrooms are at the other. They are pretty chilly. When it gets to 30* they will get to about 65*. I have been trying to push the heat along the ceiling with small fans but should I instead "feed" the stove cool air by placing the fans on the floor an point towards the stove? I have many questions but this will get me started. Thanks!