Well here's my 4:30 update!
After some constipation with HD and Lowes, I was able to find parts to get the Dwyer manometer installed. The reading(s) were .05wc each time I took it, burned my fingers a few times but that's the price I guess.
The current outside temperature is 52 degrees with a misty type of rain, so high humidity which should result in lower draft up the chimney.
The stove temperature on the side is 400 degrees and the basement temp is 82 degrees and 70 degrees in the upstairs living room.
As an experiment, I left the ash door open for three hours. This was dangerous but I never left the room and I basically stared at the stove.
However, the stove never went above 400 and the coal bed looked half black and orange with about fifty percent putting out blue flames. The stove "should" have melted with the ash door open for three hours, so why didn't it?
To be honest, I was almost hoping that I had poor draft, because that would have partly explained why my first stove never satisfactorily heated my house last winter. On the flip side, maybe an excessive draft, which I might have, may be the explanation?