no. the reason you are not getting (as you say) a straight answer is you are not asking a comprehensible question. As suggested read the book so we can actually have some chance answering a question that relevant to the stove .
But I'm getting more heat now from the insert then I would from a RH, from the same amount of wood used.
Erica Wisner wrote:......... with a mass heater, it will stay warm for anything from hours to days after one brief fire session...........
Ernie Wisner wrote:
Since we are discussing this have you read the book? its got a really nice explanation.