My only concern at the moment is that it seems that I need more air. Both my knobs are wide open, the flue damper is wide open too. I have to keep the ashpan door cracked open to maintain an even burn at around 475/500d. If I shut the ashpan door 100% the temp goes down quick. I'm able to latch the ashpan door about 50% just enough to keep the gasket just off the face of the stove. Not ideal but it works.
I'm monitoring this thing every 5 minutes and will not go to bed with the ashpan door open. I'd rather smother the fire out than leave the door cracked open. I need to inspect my knobs a little more and make sure there is nothing blocking them. Or, maybe I need to reconfigure my piping....
Then again, this is my first night of burning and I'm a noobie with some anxiety right now.
Just checked the thermometer - she crept up to 600d so I now just shut the ashpan door 100% and kept the knobs wide open. I'll monitor ever 15 minutes and see whats going on. But she's a pumpin'!!!