[quote author="Hogwildz" date="1254289915"]More from last year's cleaning............ Its known I run mine fairly hard. 24/7 in season. But I feel I don't go nuts. I know others have run theirs harder.[/quote] At first I thought this photo was a joke - no disrespect! That stove is crammed full. Why? Three moderate-sized pieces makes a nice fire, four if you really want to max out, but crammed to the top like that I doubt there is enough air for that much wood to burn. So instead of burning a few pieces fully, it would be burning many pieces incompletely. I doubt that any modern stove is designed to take that much wood in the firebox or that much heat so high up in the firebox. I would say that is overfiring, when you can't get another piece of wood into the firebox.