tony17112acst wrote:Yes, I got one right next to the stove.
I have it down at 1-1/2 and it looks about the same as yours at 1-1/2, but I'm afraid it may not be enough heat ...we'll see.
If you need more heat at that setting try closing your damper damper about ½ way and see how that works out. You can also close it all the way if it is the type with the hole in it. You just have
to make sure you maintain a draft.
When you get your blower it will wash that heat off the stove at lower temperature and you should burn much less.
Its all trial and error and each setup is different so be patient. You just want to change things one at a time and give it plenty of time between changes and you will see what effect they have.
In colder weather the changes are easily noticed.
My magnetic thermometer is on my tee.