North Candlewood wrote:I'd 86 the chain system and set up the baro the real way and calm the draft down. Then modify the intake air set up to get a steady burn happening. If it will not last the night you either are not filling it completely or you are sucking it right out the flue. Take CapeCoaler up on a visit, heck I'll come out, I can visit some friends along the way out and back.
What an opportunity! Either one of these fine gentlemen can get the situation straightened out faster then you could say Jack Robinson. I agree that modifying the intake air to get a more controlled burn is something to look at. The chain just looks like a pain. I thought I remembered reading on the forum where folks drill holes in the ash door and put "spinner" intake air valves in. It seemed a relatively easy modification and almost fool proof to operate but I couldn't find it in the archives. You may want to see what CapeCoaler or North Candlewood think about modifying the appliance. A Saturday spent doing a minor modification would sure beat hitting your head against the wall every morning as you restart the stove. Lisa