Got a new Regency F2400 in the fall and so far love it. At first I was cleaning the ash quite a bit. Maybe once or twice a week just leave a nice layer of ash/coals on the bricks. I went back to the dealer and they said not to empty the ash out that much. The thought is that the thick layer of ash will always hold heat during a burn cycle And put out good radiant heat. Also you won’t pack the stove with as many splits. Any thoughts on this? I’ve been trying it and it seems to be working.