I have been searching this site looking for info on running a smoke Dragon. There is a lot of information about running the newer stoves but, not much on the older stoves. Generally during the day. I build a good hot fire and put in a couple logs every hour or so. 1: Is this the right way for a smoke Dragon? 2:The main question is, what sizes,( large,, medium,, small, or mixed) pieces of wood do you use to load up for long burn, without burning your house down? 3: What are the biggest pieces of wood that you use 5,6,7,8 inches? 4: What do you start with, and already hot fire with a bed of coals? 5: Where do you set your air intake And your damper? 6: When it is loaded up for a long burn and running, what is the average temperature on the flue pipe? I know there are some variables here, whether, wood, stove type, etc.. I did not grow up burning wood so, the only way I learn is from trial and error, or places like this . Great site.