Greetings! First post for me on this forum, but I have read a lot after purchasing a pellet stove for my dads new garage. We have had the stove up and running for a month. It has not been running 100% of the time, I would say maybe 90% of the time, and we have used 45 bags of pellets. First is our setup: garage- 30x30 steel building. The building is not insulated but it is completely air tight. Stove- Vogelzang large hopper pellet stove. rated for up to 65k btu. installed and vented per mfgr specs. We are currently burning pellets from home depot as that was really our only option. Stove has a 1-5 setting which controls fan speed and pellet feed rate and the manual damper. has an auto mode which we are not using at the moment. Issues: 1- first of all, it just simply seems like our stove cannot get the garage warm enough. even running on high the stove seemed to struggle to keep the temperature even remotely comfortable. Yesterday our high was 14, and with the stove on high(5) the temp on the stove was reading 34. we could not get the garage warm without using our supplemental kerosene heater. 2- It seems as though we cannot turn the stove down to low(1). if we try to leave it burn on low all night, the glass has two very large black soot streaks on it. the owners manual says this is from a "lazy" flame caused from too low of a setting and to turn it up. That doesn't really seem like an answer to me though- how can the stove not work on the lowest setting? we tried opening the damper up more- approximately 1/2 open on low, but that seem to have no effect. Our #2 issue leads to our 3rd issue- high pellet consumption. since we cannot turn the stove down to low- where it is rated for .8 lbs/hr- we are going through almost 1.5 bags per day burning on setting 3. My dad says if he leaves the stove burn on 3 he has a nice flame, easy to clean glass. if he leaves it on 2 for an extended time, or on 1 over night he will have the black sooted up glass. Right now we are starting to think that maybe a pellet stove isn't a good fit for an uninsulated steel building? The original reason to install a pellet stove was to avoid running a gas line to the building. but to be consuming this many pellets and not even have a warm building is not ideal for us at all.