Can we talk about doghouses? I think this is a pretty well accepted name for air inlets at the front bottom of the firebox. I'm trying to understand the intended purpose of this feature because as far as my stove goes I can't make head or tails of it. I've successfully run my stove with and without this air jet blocked off and while my hunch is that I get slightly longer burn times with it blocked off it's too hard to say. Anyway, my thoughts are that the doghouse is designed to do one or more of a few things such as introduce air to the bottom of the firebox to more completely burn the fuel. Or help direct the air-wash air and create a sort of swirling air path around the firebox. Maybe it's just there so keep the fire from smoldering as kind of a safety for inexperienced stove operators. So, does your stove have doghouse air inlets? Are they adjustable? What do you make of it?