We just had our stove insert installed Thursday and are getting the kinks worked out. One question I have specific to my stove is the blower - it came installed on the stove and the manual is very vague about it. All it says is that "the blower will turn on once the stove is up to temperature. This is typically 15 to 30 minutes after starting the fire." While we have not filled the firebox full yet (still a little scared for that) I am adding logs about every 3 hours, 2 splits at a time. I have got it to a good lazy flame, it appears the secondaries are burning, no smoke out of chimney outside, air almost fully closed, and yet still the blower really does not run. After this new load the blower is going maybe twice an hour, for a few minutes at a time. With my last 2 splits, it would turn off for a minute, then turn back on for 5; turn off for 15 minutes, back on for 10. It also seems to make this noise for a minute a two before it starts, and it seemed to get stuck making that noise for several minutes. I adjusted the knob and the blower turned on, then off, and the noise continued. I turned the blower all the way off, and the noise stopped. I'm worried we have a faulty blower in our brand new stove. Is this what I want? Does it turn on when the stove gets too hot, or not hot enough? (We now understand how great it would be to have a thermometer -- that is in the works.) The stove is definitely warming the room without the blower, but the blower really maxes the heat output. Going into this, we assumed the blower would be running much more than it is.