Ross wrote:I have a surdiac Gotha and was told the vertical strips of glass allow for tiny amounts of air to enter and burn off, preventing a larger explosion if the gasses build up.
(Another CT Neighbor). Howdy Ross,
Maybe you're on to something, cause all this talk of puff-backs, I've never experienced in the 3 seasons of burning. But then again, I don't think any air is going in those panes, but rather "exiting" there. That's definitely the hottest part of the stove, when it comes to "external" radiation.