Hello, what an amazing forum! I am running a Resolute II that I have had the pleasure cleaning up and installing in my home. The stove sits on the slab on grade floor, with a 4'x5' 1/8th thick stainless sheet mounted a couple inches from the sheetrock behind . It is set up as a top exit, running into 18' of 6" sw, into 10' class a starting 4" below the cathedral ceiling. The house is open plan with the resolute centrally located. We have plenty of aged red oak, maple and beech dead fall. I am curious about the temps I am reading with an ir thermometer: central griddle 625 flue just above the collar 450 right side 650 Left side 350 This is 1/2 filled, damper closed, inlet at about 1/8" open. The fuel lasts about 4 hours. As it is an older stove and the damper is little out of alignment due to a warped fireback (thanks defiant 3), would these temps be optimal or should I change something?