Ok guys if you remimber i had the 13-nc golden eagle and was having all sorts problems as i tried to burn the first few fires were ok then went down hill badly ended up the inside of the fire box had 5 cracks inside from inch to 13/4 long and big enough to put a butter knife in. Some where in the square tube where the air comes to the secondary tubes and what not big mess. SOO i went out and bought me a brand new 13-nc and am hooking it up tonight hope this one is easy to use i was pulling my hair out what i got left bc i kept reading on here people raveing over them and i couldnt get 20-30 min burn time and it wouldnt stay at temp for more than 3-4 min then start dropping off no matter how how i got it or where i ajusted the air and reloads one after another with all the hot coals in there from a burn 5 min ago still had to use kidling to get it back up burning. Lets hope this time with a new stove it will run like it should. Should i burn it out side first? Small fires or straight to big fires heating my house?