Ok. I will take some pictures tonight as I am at work right now. The Baro was on an existing wood stove and honestly, I know nothing about them. I was told I needed one with this stove so it was perfect that it was already there. I know that pea coal is recommended for this stove, but I was also told that I could use nut coal. We started out with the pea coal, and we couldn't keep a fire for more than 8 hours. After some less than stellar nut coal, we did find a good one. I agree that enough coal isn't gettin put on the fire. I am hesitent to add more since the fire looks nice, but there is absolutely no heat coming off from it. I am afraid of smothering it. I understand that from other posts, the Baro damper should flap slightly? Mine does not move at all. So, I should cover the damper with aluminum foil and see if it burns better or if what changes? I am sorry, I am not used to this set up whatsoever. It seems like we have a tremendous amount of ash within the coal. We have tried to shake it down more/faster to no avail. Maybe we are messing with it too much. The dealer that I purchased it from said that he had one running for some time with the nut coal, so I figured it was a win-win...everyone else I talk with says to switch back to the pea coal....Any further ideas before I can get some pictures?