I am new to the forum, but I have enjoyed reading through much of it over the last couple weeks. We had a Quadra Fire Bodega Bay insert installed about a month ago. We are very happy with it so far. I do have a question for those of you with more experience with newer stoves. We live in town and so I would like to minimize the smoke that I release into the neighborhood. About how long does it take you to achieve combustion so that very little or no smoke is coming out of your chimney? I am learning a little more with each fire that we burn, and I am trying to figure out how hot to get the fire before reducing the intake air. I'd rather burn a little extra wood getting the fire going than have the neighbors complain about the smoke. I do realize that there are a lot of variables in the efficiency of the burn (seasoning of wood, stove type, temperature of stove etc.). I am not looking for a definitive answer, but just some ballpark estimates. If there is another thread that you can direct me to, I will gladly look there. Otherwise, let me know how long it takes you and feel free to fill in all the variables as they pertain to you. Thanks in advance.