I'm curious on how your feed rate set at 3 holds up. Mine will start throwing hot coals over the edge at that setting. I have mine set at 2 1/4 and it keeps us toasty. My combustion motor flap is about 1/2 open. I've been pm'ing back and forth with other SMag owners and they have theirs set at 2 or 2 1/4 as well. Don't forget to oil the oil caps once a season on the shafts in the rear. 3 of them total. The manual doesn't show this.
Also on a side note I went to Harman's parent company and read their Annual Stock holders report. The PDF file can be found on the right side of the page at the link site. But I copied this from it..
Link is here. http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zht ... rol-irhome
Quote "The Corporation manufactures office furniture in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina,
Texas, China and India. The Corporation manufactures hearth products in Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington and
"In both the office furniture and hearth products industries, we also face significant price competition from our competitors and
from new market entrants who primarily manufacture and source products from lower cost countries. Such price competition
impacts our ability to implement price increases or, in some cases, even maintain prices, which could lower our profit margins. In
addition, we may not be able to maintain or raise the prices of our products in response to rising raw material prices and other
The concentration of our customer base, changes in demand" End Quote
I guess some of the office furniture is made in India and China but no where in the report does it mention China for Hearth products."