gambler wrote:.......... and if so when you have your stoker hooked to a coal-trol thermostat how is this done?
Just simply turn off the switch on the Coal-Trol, this will kill everything for the minute or so it will take to remove the ash pan and empty it outside. Turn it back on while you leave if it is going to be a while. The set time on the unit will require adjustment every week or so to keep it close to actual time.
This procedure can be used weekly/monthly while you vacuum the fly ash out of the inside of your stove. It usually takes me about five to ten minutes each week to vacuum the stove and clean the glass.
Hope this helps.