I have installed a 1977 wood burning VC viiglant in my home. Stove heats the house very well once the fire is established. A few questions for the seaoned vets can hopefully help me with: 1. Stove flu temps will not surpass 290 to 300 degrees. I am doing something incorrect? I have read that 300 Â°F to 600 Â°F are ideal as lower temps will cause the stove to build up creosote in flu. Do I need to add a damper? 2. Flu is 6" all the way to the top (29'), stove does not seem to have draft problems as no smoke comes out when I open the griddle or doors to load and has no problem creating draft to start. I burn thru wood way to fast. I get about 1-2 hours out of a full load of wood in stove. I am burning thru my stock of wood way to fast. Other posts say this stove will burn for 8 to 9 hours on a goof load of wood. 3. How do I adjust the draft controls on the back (thermostatic) and side (key hole) ? When should I put stove into horizontal burn? Does the thermostatic door close or open by itself when burning? When the stove is cold is the door closed? 4.I redid the gaskets on the front doors, flu extension and griddle top. Should I install some type sealantt around the walls and top tp ensure all is sealed air tight? Is there a way to check the stove for air tightness? I appreciate any info as I am a "rookie". thanks and happy burning!