In another thread I posted a different way to handle the Fireview when the stove top reaches the maximum temperature recommended by Woodstock. I figured it would be good for folks to see this so just in case they do not look back at the other thread, I will post it here. When the stove top temperature reaches or is close to 700 degrees, DO NOT CLOSE THE DRAFT. This will give you the opposite result that you are trying to achieve. Simply give it some more air. Yes, this sounds backwards, but it works. Kind of line moving the cool air into the warm; it sounds backwards but it works. This is what was posted before (with some little additions): I'll never forget the day when I came home to find my wife standing at the stove and afraid to walk away. I asked the normal question and she said she'd been fighting it for quite some time (had forgotten the instructions). Don't remember for sure but seems like at least 15 minutes but probably longer. She would open the bypass when the temperature got to 700 and when it dropped then she'd close the bypass again and repeat. I looked and sure enough, she had gone so far as to close the draft. Wrong! I told her to set it on 1 or a little above and she about freaked. But after convincing her, we opened the draft and watched the stove top temperature drop. If my memory is any good (which it is failing at times), the temperature dropped to around 650 within a very short time. It started dropping as soon as we gave it more air. I've checked the stove with the IR gun when we reach 700 degrees. Seems our gauge is off about 10 or 20 degrees so when it reads 700 it is actually slightly below. Checking the sides and front of the stove they are more like 400 degrees. Open the air some and the stove top will go down but the sides and front temperatures will increase some. This is good to know if we ever get some super cold air thrown at us. You can give the stove more air and although the stove top will not get as high, you will get more heat from the sides and front of the stove. If the stove is run with some flame, it is odd for ours to go over 700. Last night it looked like the pits of Hell in there with all sorts of flame and it still got to 650 but that is as high as it went. If I'd closed the draft some then it no doubt would have went over 700.