So I bought a brand new englander 30 last season and used it quite a bit this year. It is very picky on wood quality but does work excellent with seasoned wood. Last summer I found an old rusty fisher grandma bear for free. I sanded off the heavy rust as much as I could and welded a couple cracks I found on it. My plan was to fix it up, paint and sell it but it ended up in a corner in the garage being used as a shelf. Yesterday I got a little motivated and curious to see if it worked so I got an elbow and reducer 8"-6" and moved the big 30 over to the side and installed the Grandma. I think it is a 78 or 79 model year. No baffle just straight through. My question: this thing is almost uncontrollable, I loaded it up pretty good, not stuffed to the top but a good amount of seasoned hard wood mixed with black birch with about 40% mc. Even with the door dampers closed and pipe damper closed the stove top was 780 measured with an infrared thermometer. Is this normal?? Seems way too high to me. I can hear the doors sucking in the air with the controls closed, I am thinking maybe I need to install rope gasket to be able to control the fire better. My setup is in the basement, through the foundation wall and 24' of double wall chimney. Any thoughts? Is it normal to hear the air going by the doors with the knobs closed??