Where do you see rust Welkirk? I dont have any rust on the outside of the stove that I am seeing....just on the inside
Maybe you are seeing the high temp red silicone mess mixed in with the furnace cement? The top is covered with dust too....I am not the best housekeeper.
Red Ash...my dad asked me the same thing. I will try to check it out tonight. It wont be hard to get it dark around the stove........my cellar is like a dungeon.
I'll have to get help if I take the hopper off. That does not sound like fun. I'll try to figure out what is going on using Red Ash's idea first before starting in on taking it apart.
thanks for all your input!