I recently purchased a house with a ~79 Grandpa bear woodstove in the basement connected to a masonry chimney exterior to the home. I spent some time and re-bricked the interior of the stove as most of the bricks were deteriorated, the outside of the stove is in good shape. I also installed a baffle sitting on bricks. I fired it for the first time last night on seasoned wood that was dry and got a ton of heat off the unit but ran a cold stack, relatively speaking. The temps that I was averaging on the burn was ~500 - 600 on the top of the stove and ~250 on the pipe where it meets the brick. I know that I need to get the stack temps higher then 250 to prevent creosote, what I don't know is how to do that without turning my house into a sauna. The baffle is angled and the highest point is 2" below the low part of the top, if I drop the baffle down decreasing the angle will that increase the heat going up the stack? Any tips or advice is appreciated as I am brand new to the heating with a stove game. The house is ~1600 sf rancher on a full basement and the basement is set up with vent fans that pull the heat up to the main floor with an open stairwell for a return.