John - thnx for the response. The Utube videos sure are not confidence inspiring. My questions/concerns with the large Amerigo WFO are a) does it get appropriate draft? b) does it reach optimum temps in a reasonable time (as compared to other mainsteam models? c) Does it gooble wood to achieve desired temps? (I see your previous post on this) d) have you, or are you aware of anybody who has installed the new entry/flue/stack (or whatever they call it)? Results? (seems like it would help a fair bit) e) recommendations? f) any other people you know who have/operate one? (I'd like to get some opinions), g) is yours (or the one you use) insulated? [lots of questions I know]
despite the "optional" insulation, if I go ahead with this unit I would insulate it.