Thank you! I will take your advice and start a new thread.Presuming that 1200F is the cat temp. Keep it below 1500º. Stove temp and overfiring is different. Moving the heat is a different issue. Start a new thread and include a sketch or two of the floorplan showing the insert location.
Going back to the insert,
- I loaded the insert with 5 pieces (all i could fit) of hardwood and the damper set all the way to the right and catalyst engaged.
- Burn time was only 4 hours before the wood turned to coal.
- I did noticed the fire was roaring inside even though the damper was closed. I could see a visible flame coming from the bottom middle which I believe is normal.
Is the length of burn normal? I hear people getting 10-12 hours of burn . Pic attached of the roaring fire from the vent.