Haha, very nice.
I do only run 25-30W when operating digital on my FT-450D and yes, the balun does get fairly warm. That perplexed me when I first felt it and now it all makes sense.
Thank you again for the help, that was very educational, I learn something new in this hobby every day! I think I'll stick to dipole configurations with the Buddipole from here on out, at least on my property. I just don't have enough room in my yard for full sized radials, hence me experimenting with the short radials.