ddahlgren wrote:My reasoning is based on the fact a base burner has a longer flue path as one of it's benefits why not think along the same lines and while can not add as much you can add some to recover more heat. It is what we are trying to do heat a space.
Sound reason and it works. Even my kitchen range with it's long indirect flue paths, and more heat radiating surface area then a base heater, doesn't have any problem with the MPD 3 feet from the stove.
To gain heat radiating area, I put the MPD up as high as possible. It's 36 inches above the range pipe collar. And there is a substantial heat difference below and above the MPD when it's close to, or fully closed.
I would have put the MPD even higher, but then , like Fred mentioned - safety. My girl friend couldn't reach it safely if it was any higher. If it was, she might accidentally lean on the hottest end of the stove top.