Ya thats the one im wondering about the proper operation of the secondary damper. Im running the stove top temp around 500 550 and it tends to creosote the chimney and smoke pipe really fast. Not sure if its a chimney issue or stove issue. Wood is well seasoned
The rear control is a manual air damper. I will get the stove up to temp then close the secondary damper that directs the flue gasses down and out the passage in the bottom right corner of the stove. It continues to burn in the 400 450 degree range on the pipe thermometer but still getting condensation and creosote forming in the chimneyWe don't hear too much about this stove. Is the rear control a thermostatic damper? How is the stove currently being run?