My wife and I have been burning wood exclusively for heat going on 3 years now and we still consider ourselves newbies. Our original stove was an old Napoleon that was around 22 years old. We recently replaced the stove and the entire chimney with a PE Fusion and new double-wall stainless. I have noticed with the new stove, that we have had for about a month now, that fulling loading before going to bed usually results in higher (+800deg) flue temps than I would like to see, even with the damper fully closed. It seems that these newer non-cat EPA stoves all have an issue with not being able to be fully damped down. Now maybe I am just being paranoid with the flue temps, but what is the correct method and amount for achieving a long burn with these stoves? I am exclusively using large splits of hardwood that has been seasoned for 2+ years. Also, what would be the range of maximum safe flue and stove top temps for this stove (I have an infrared thermometer)? Unfortunately the manual says nothing, other than if things start to glow it's too hot. Duh!