wsherrick wrote:First make sure the areas where the doors fit the stove are clean and free of any caulk, cement or anything else. Next. check the door handles to make sure they tightly pull the doors closed. If that's okay
If there are leaks where the doors fit next to the stove you can put gasket around them.
if there is a major leak you gotta fix it.
If the doors fit that badly ( they shouldn't) call Doug at Barnstable and I KNOW he will do what ever he needs to fix any major flaw that might have gotten over looked.
Well I think you hit it on the head. The Ash door is not fitting tightly at all. I can force it shut but it's not easy. With the latch shut, I cannot force it shut. I can see where they ground on the latch. So something is up with the latch too.
I switched the latch from the top door to the bottom and the bottom won't shut at all, But I can see where if you grind like they did it would at least kinda shut. There is a bout 1/8th inch gap around the door that gets tighter as you go toward the hinge. The hinge side definately hits before it is closed.
So my next ideas:
Do a little more grinding to try to make it fight tight.
Try to come up with a gasket to make it fit.
Call Barnstable and ask for help.
Probably call first.
I also started a small charcoal fire and checked for leaks. I noticed a couple small ones but nothing as much as the door.
Thanks a ton! Keep tossing out the help.