I think you have the same stove as I do. A US Stove 1537 or 1557. You need to keep the bottom door open longer. Here's my method.
1. Build a good wood fire with hard wood. Wood no bigger than an inch to 2 inch square.
2. Get a good bed of coals. When you think you've got a good bed add more wood and get more coals. At this point my stove temp in pushing 700 to 800 degrees.
3. Add 3/4 of a drywall bucket of coal. I burn stove coal, so what i do is sort though my bin and get the smallest stuff I can.
4. Open bottom door close feed door, make sure your feed door damper is closed and the door is closed tight.
5. Go upstairs and watch the tube or read them paper. Waite about 20 minutes. Go down stairs and take a look. It should be roaring.
6. At this point I add three shovel of stove coal. It fills the stove about three quarters. I get blue flame working up through the new coal. Repeat steps 4 and 5. I some time waite a full half an hour.
7. Go down stairs take alook should be roaring. Fill stove and repeat steps 4 and 5. I only need to waite about ten minutes for the last load to take.
8. Close the door and set your damper.
As a new burner I have become very good at staring the fires. The difficult part is keeping the fire going for more than a couiple of days.
I have a thermometer on my stove and stack thermometer. I keep a close eye on these every time I do something to the stove. Its getting colder so my draft is improving. [/code]