Den034071 wrote:How is it in fall spring temps .Can you idle it down an not roast your out of the house .
Jack, this is my first season burning a DS 1500. My house is 2250 sf with an additional 1200 sf in the basement. My stove is installed in the basement and heat above stove is collected in a sheet metal hood tied into return side of my heat pump, circulating heat through the house.
I can tell you I'm having very good success, with a moderately drafting chimney, so far this spring. Keeping thermostat on stove set at 2.5 gives stove top temps around the 350 range so far and that's good enough to keep the heat moderated throughout the house on the couple 60ish days we've had. Other posters here have set at 2 with good results. So with the smaller stove I think you'll find the temps can be adequately controlled in spring/fall.