After too many hours of researching stoves, I decided on a BK . (I'll do a seperate post regarding this). But I'm excited as tonight is my first burn, so a few questions. First off, I did the first burn by the book, engaged the cat when in active zone and saw the cat temp rise nicely. I loaded the stove about 3/4 full, poorly, I might add. I seem to have a good draft (A couple of bends in the pipe, but mostly straight up through the house, about 20ft of chimney from stove to rain-cap. The stove is in the basement). I'm assuming one can run the cat too hot, but how hot is that? I'll admit I was getting a little nervous as the temp gauge was in the 6 oclock position. (I'll post a few pictures.) Ran it full for about 20-30 minutes, then dialed the thermostat down to where it is now. Just wondering if I can turn up the stat if needed and not worry about if the needle does a full 360. Also, in the manual it states that one can reload the stove even while the cat is engaged and in the active zone , but everyone on here says that's a no-no. Once in a while is fine I assume?