Hello, long time lurker, first time poster. I have a VC Dauntless 2020 without the cat kit. Had one installed, choked the fire way way way too much so now I don’t. Anyway, the temp of the stove inside the upper casing on the top of the stove on both sides of the flue collar (inside the heat shield), hits about 700F just inside on an IR gun while the rest of the stove remains 400f with the damper and emits that hot metallic smell. I get that secondary burn chambers get hot, but to get the flue collar that high… Something doesn’t seem right to me here. Also them the air control is 1 click from closed when this happened. I’ve checked for leaking gaskets all around and it’s tight. Anyone got any ideas or is it even a problem?