I think his point was that your temps are as impressive as they are not only because of your lovely work (which it really is; you deserve kudos for that), but because of your ambient temperatures.
If I had the same ambient temperatures as you do, it's likely that I can get comparable temperatures as yours. As things are, in the oven that is my bedroom, my rise over ambient temps at full load is around 23 degrees C.
At the end of the day, rise over ambient temps is really where all temp discussions make sense. And the lower the ambients, the less the temp will rise (the opposite, of course, is true).
The water-guys are making me want to take out the big guns: the window. But heating is expensive and it would prove nothing.
Thanks for the positive responses, guys!
Edited by Adrienspawn - 5/18/08 at 11:43am