I'll be damned, that works. The 30 is the first stove I've had that I could try this. I put a load in at 7:30 am and I just decided to reload the stove (at 7:30 pm) as it was getting cool in the house (well, less warm, it was still 72 in the room with the 30). The stove top was at 100, 150 tops. So I raked the coals forward into a big pile, pressed down in the center with the poker to create the tunnel, and loaded the stove. Splits behind the pile and splits on top of the pile. Closed the door, and the damn thing caught quickly. Usually when the stove top is that low in temps I usually crack the door to get the splits to catch. Didn't have to do that this time. I might need more stoves that I can do this with.