Bity454 wrote:UPDATE !!!!! : )
Turned stove off last evening to give it a good going through!
Grate does have gasket in back but pretty well flatend out will be replacing it soon. Combustion blower had only 3 bolts holding it on, of which 2 were lose ;( fixed that! Combustion wheel omg was it dirty, almost 1/4 inch buildup on all the fins, fixed that. Now for the good part, can now run my pioneer at a max feed of 50 without losing hot coals and easily doubled the radiant and hot air heat. Needless to say very happy : )))))
conclusion believe the combustion blower was the total problem. Thanks for all the replies and help. Eric
Sorry you had so much trouble with it Eric. I did mention it was in need of a good cleaning
It's just tough in this part of the state, once you think the stove is turned off for good we get some cold weather and she would get fired back up! Plus with the new addition she kinda got set aside and untouched for the summer. I hope all your problems are behind you and you have nothing but good warm luck with it in the future!