Agreed, what I just described is a characteristic of coal, not the stove. But the simplicity of the Chubby still amazes me. Having a great draft in my windy location, the steady state of my MPD is always fully closed. The secondary air is closed. This means it is a 1-lever stove for heat adjustment. The primary air consists of a total of 4 square inches. Close it up and you can hold the fire for a very long time, 16-24 hours. Open it up and the stove will hit 800-900 degrees; won't burn the house down but way too hot for steady operation. About 1/8 open is my "sweet spot" for steady running, increased perhaps to 1/4 open for extremely cold days.
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