You shouldn't have to push any stove/furnace that hard. Ever.
Basically brand new and overfired already...and STILL can't keep the fan running...no, just no!
I am literally shocked that nobody has turned these guys in to the CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission)
At least Menards has wised up and dropped them.
I think the distribution blower would run for at least two hours if not longer. The problem was when the stove went to idle mode. This was the first encounter with a wood furnace. All comes down to fuel... you need dry wood.
Now have the HeatMax II - 1 month in, jury is still out
So far I'm happy with the heatmax, however without this site and knowing about the "mods" to get it to run more optimally I don't believe the furnace would run correctly. Maybe if you had perfectly dry wood you would be ok. But I feel if you put one piece of not so dry wood in the furnace it just kills the secondary burn process and smolders the fire. The "mods" fix this and get it to heat up again and dry that wood out.