Yesterday after I had the chimney brushed I shut off the power to the EFM and the draft inducer. The flue "dead ends" in the cellar, that means it ends where the opening for the smoke pipe is. I have a tee there, I went in and vacuumed out all the fly ash. There was a lot, been a few years since the last cleaning. The draft is noticeably better, I suspect there was a lot of fly ash that had collected at the bottom of the flue. When I was done I started the draft inducer, forgot to switch the boiler back on. It was probably around 2 PM. At 6:30 I turned up the kitchen t-stat. Nothing happened.
I ran down onto the cellar and switched the EFM back on. After a bit a little flame popped up out of the fire pot.
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