Hello all made a purchase last year and got a dutchwest 2460 with a converter in it. First question is the ul on the back says warnock hersey so I'm wondering if this is a vermont castings stove. My second question is this is year 2 of burning I've done a lot of research and talked to a lot of people on how to's and how not to's. When I first bought the stove for $600 I took it apart just to get a look at inspect everything looked good seals and ropes all tight nothing bent or warped. I had a stainless liner run with a cap professionally installed. My father has a vc resolute that I've never had a prob burning with. I say that because since I bought this stove I'm having a truly difficult time burning in this stove due to what I think is over heating. When I first got it I had the stove running around 5 or 600 and the cat glowing red on the inside to the point it looked like there was a light on inside after the first few burns I've really struggled. My wood is dry seasoned and as soon as it hits the coals ignites. When the stove hits 4 or 500 I close the damper to engage the cat. I try to leave the primary air cracked and the secondary air open a 1/4 to 3/4 of a turn. The stove sill seems to over heat to about 800 or so. I close the primary air then I get the back puffing. Even if I can maintain a good temp by the time the wood turns to coals it will then start overheating after 4 or 5 hrs of good burning. I've heard of people drilling extra holes for the primary air I've heard of people putting a second damper in the stainless pipe I'm just kind of at a loss. I have about 20 ft if vent pipe straight shot all the way up with a cap. I live about 70 yards from the ocean so I do get a good breeze. Any advice from other owner would be awesome thanks. And once again yes the wood is dry and seasoned seals/ropes are good.