Hey all! It's that time of year again (my favorite!) This is my second season with my Pleasant Hearth 1800 stove. I had a question about stove temperature. I use a infrared laser thermometer gun to check the temps of my stove. I normally load 3 pieces of wood in for a burn and the top of my stove stays around 450°F. My double wall black pipe has a surface temp of around 140°F. Now this gives off a decent amount of heat but never really thrills me or my house for a nice cozy temp... My house will be around 67°F if its in the high 30's outside. Now the other evening I was bored and having a beer in front of the fire as my kindling was turning into a coal bed. I decided to put 5 pieces of wood in. This got the top of the stove to a surface temp of 650°F and my double wall pipe to 180°F. Now this brought my house temp to a very comfortable 72°F So to make a long post short, is 650°F too hot for my stove? I couldn't find anything in my manual about temperatures.