Hi all, When a new piece of wood is placed on the coals in my newly installed PE Super 27 when dampered down it immediately goes up in flames instead of what my old (much older!) pre EPA stove would do, which is slowly smoulder. It doesn't appear like there's much difference between it being dampered down or wide open. I mean, it's obvious that more air is coming in when wide open but there isn't much change when it then gets shut down. I am doubtful I'll get a night's burn out of this - we'll see I guess. I just want to know if this is normal. I.e is what I am experiencing now par for the course or should something be looked at because it's burning too quickly. Is this because the stove is brand new and needs some time to 'figure itself out'? It was installed by a WET certified technician and had a small burn on for few hours before we got to it in earnest. My house is small - just 900sqft and well insulated with new windows and doors. Right now it is -25`C outside. I am burning soft standing dead, split or whole depending on what fits in the stove. A friend's identical stove seems to smoulder when new wood is put in. How should this stove compare to the BK Princess? I was hoping to be able to load'er up in the morning before work, stoke it with a couple of pieces at lunch and then similar after work to burn between 10-15 for the entire day. Is this ridiculous? Tonight I've burned through 12 pieces in just over 6 hours.