Hello, I am new to this forum (and fairly new to wood stoves) and just bought a Vermont Castings Montpelier insert. I am having a problem though, I can get a fire burning with a few logs when the door is cracked open about 1"-2". But, as soon as I close the door (even after about 30 minutes of solid flame) the fire gets choked, it fills with smoke inside and completely goes out in a minute or two. I am using supposedly seasoned oak, so that shouldn't be the problem, especially since it seems to burn fine with the door open. I have set the intake control lever all the way open, but that doesn't affect it. The intake control seems like it isn't doing anything either -if I switch it from all the way open to all the way closed it doesn't change the flames or draft at all. I'm wondering if there could be a defect in the intake control. It is like 50 degrees here right now, would outside temp make that much difference in draft? I'm probably going to go to the dealer we bought it from soon to talk to them, but if any of you have any ideas or tips, please let me know... Thanks!