Hey, all. I just bought a home, and as best I can tell, it has a Sequoia EWF36A fireplace with accessory fan mounted. This matches all pictures I can find online. I don't know much about a fireplace in general, or at all really, so no advice is "too simple" to give me. I have questions, but feel free to also tell me more than I'm asking, as "I don't know what I don't know". #1, The thermometer on top hiding behind the grate never seemed to move. #2, I found a rack that you stack logs on outside, brought it inside, and put it in the fireplace, but all the photos I see show NO rack in the fireplace, wood goes in it "on its floor"/the "grates" in it, sets right in it. Which is correct? Logs on the rack, or logs "on the floor"? #3, it takes FOREVER for the fan to kick on (as in, logs are 90% gone), and I think this is maybe because I ran it with the grate, which keeps the wood "off the floor" and as best I can see the floor is where the temp sensor for the fans lives, on the underside of the "box". #4, I have a lever on the left that I turn left/right (it pivots), and I have a lever on the right that I can pull in and out. When should I do either, with each/what combo. and when t he fire is out and I am "done" with the fireplace for the day/night, what position should I leave them in, say, when I go out of town or something (fire extinguished and gone, "storage" mode, basically)? #5, this fireplace says it heats a 2500sf house, and mine is 1600sf and seems well insulated. It only dropped interior temp from 68* to 71* over the course of the "complete fire" with outside temps in the high 50's...what am I doing wrong, or is the 2500sf thing a wink and a nod that's nowhere near accurate? #6, the glass is sooted up, and regular non-abrasive glass cleaner didn't do much. I suspect this glass is tempered, and any abrasive could create a microscopic focal point for stress, so I am loath to use anything remotely abrasive. What should I use to clean it? Any and all other advice is appreciated, such as maintenance, inspections of commonly worn components, etc. Thank-you all! ETA: I stacked 3 logs in it, on the grate (elevated metal deal that I found outside the house and brought inside. it fit?) both times I used it. Each log was about 6" in diameter. I used a tiny piece of starter log to get it going, although starter logs are bad? How bad? Are they really?