As a wood burning fireplace it sucked, had to open the front door just so it would draw.
The damper is removed so the flex pipe would fit.
Last night outside temps were in the upper 40's, very windy, being impatient I hooked up my barometer and with wind gusts it was reading .02-.04 with no fire, so I put a baby formula can full of match light charcoal in the center of the grate, surrounded it with nut coal, pulled the can out and lit the charcoal.
It burned a few minutes then the wind died and it was pumping smoke and fumes in the house, so I started cussing! opened the door for some air and it made it worse the draft went to .0 to +.02!, Nasty downdraft, cussed even more!
Then I closed the door and opened a window on the upwind side of the house, that presurized the house and gave me .04 draft, finally the fire took off and I added more coal, closed the damper, filled the hopper, opened the draft slide about 1/4 inch and let it settle for about an hour.
Now I have a stove temp of 250* above the door, draft between .04-.06, and it's 55* outside.
Its hot in here!
Theo was right, I just needed to heat it up. Guess I was spoiled with my old house, that chimney would pull .04 on a 70* day with no fire, but it was 9x9 tile 35 feet tall.
So, impatience and a nagging wife are a poor combination for dialing in a new set up.
All seems OK now, thanks for the advise.