was talking to my GF about buying a wood stove for the garage so she gave me money for one as an early Christmas present last week. Was looking to spend around 100-150, found a Sears top loader on CL for $150, offered 100, he said 125, he didn’t have change for 20s so I gave him $123. Got it hooked up and fired to burn the paint off the single wall pipe, test it as well. I found it’s somewhat hard to control the heat from it and the stove pipe will glow red fairly easy. Where should I mount the thermometer on the stove pipe to monitor temp, down towards the stove or where I have it now about 3ft up? Should there be a baffle in the stove below the 6” chimney exit so direct flames don’t go up the chimney? Also there are a lot of small gaps around the top parts and door, should I attempt to seal up the top with some type of fire caulk so I can better control the air flow or this is just how these stoves are? I am not looking for anything crazy or like 90% efficiency here, just want an easy to run stable stove for my garage without having to worry about it running away or dying out. Attached pics of said stove.