Question for you before I tear down front of stove tomorrow while cleaning everything. I've always had a problem staying in complete gasification. What I've been doing is after stove is up to temp and running well I start to get smoke out the chimney. I would go out to the stove and stir up the wood and it would burn really well for about 5 - 10 minutes and then start to smoke alittle again. In a hour or so I would go back out and stir and again good gasification. What I was thinking was that I couldn't keep hot coals by the nozzles so I would loose gasification. Today I decided to screw around with the secondary air and I went from fully closed to fully opened. Not much difference. I then opened the top and let the smoke clear out like I always do and then stirred the wood. It occurred to me that maybe I was getting to much fuel (smoke) and that maybe the primary's were open to far and letting to much air in the top chamber. I have a fire going so I can't work on the primary's so what I did was open the secondary's all the way and closed down the fan shutters to about a 1/2 inch. Its been about a hour and still in gasification but its not roaring like it does when I first close up the top after stirring the wood. I set the primary's to the manual specs so what I wondering is how much should I close them so that I can start closing my secondary settings and fine tuning? Does any of this make sense or am I spinning my wheels like usual?