Hey Guys, Happy Thanksgiving! I wanted to start a thread for those of us with small fireboxes. I want to hear some tips and tricks you use to get longer burns, and what kinds of things you do to maximize your small stove. Sometimes it's hard for those of us with 1.7 cf fireboxes to take tips from the guys who own the 3.5 cf beasts. So what do you do to get the temps up quickly, get the longest burns, and just overall maximize the usage of your stove? Does anyone else have trouble with the top down fire in their small firebox? I've got 1.7 cf firebox to heat about 1650 sf ranch. What's the size of your firebox,what kind of temps, burn times and what's your tip/trick? Everyone knows dry wood is key, but what are specifics for your small firebox? Really looking forward to your input. I think this should be a good thread. Thanks. Burning oak and locust I can get 6 hour coals to coals -start at 300, end at 250-300 with coals for a good start (I've done a little better, and significantly worse, but this is a reasonable daily goal- however the last 3 hours are usually below 400 which means the stove is not putting out a lot of heat during that time) Max temps 600, usual cruising temp is 475-525 Tip: I split my wood small so I can cram a lot of it in there. I'm trying to master the NS but most of my wood is cut to 18".