Hello everyone! I join this forum from deepest rural France. We are living in the Massif Central in an old granite cottage and have recently bought a secondhand Jotul F3 R CB to keep us cozy through the winter months, which can be very cold and snowy here. The Jotul has been well looked after and it is very clean. It cost us €500 and came with the original instructions, flue pipe and even the touch up paint for the Ivory enamel finish. We have replaced the rope seal on the door and also had the top off and reseated it as it wasn't sat quite right as it had got knocked when lifting it into our van. There is a picture of the stove in action as my profile picture. We have a good supply of 3 year seasoned wood from the local area; it is a mix of Oak, Silver Birch and Beech. We also have a stove top thermometer. The stove easily gets up to an indicated 500 fahrenheit within about 1/2 hour of lighting. I have a few questions:- 1.) The primary air slider does not go all the way to the left? It stops about 1/2 inch from the left? Is this normal? In the manual that came with the stove there is a photo of the primary air slide and it is fully over to the left To me it looks as though even when the air is fully closed down that the fire is burning quite quickly? 2.) As I said we have replaced the rope on the door seal, could it be air is getting in around the ash pan door? Should I replace this gasket too and if so what size? 3.) On the rear of the stove where the plate is for the secondary burn air intake, I removed the plate to inspect and the intake does not have a partial blanking piece, it is fully open? Refitted plate. The stove got very hot tonight with a stove top temperature of 670 degrees F. This was with the air fully closed. It burnt through two large splits of beech in one hour? Now it has dropped back down to around 470 degrees F with just one log on a 2" bed of coals. I just want to use the wood as efficiently as possible as we are paying €180 for a cord (4m3) Just wanted some friendly advice from across the pond? Any Jotul F3 experts on here?