Can you or did you drill a hole in the stove to see what the draft is over the fire?
sorry if you did this already did not feel like going through previous posts
Yes I did, but I didn't pay attention to the actual value. I know that it was pressurized though, because it crossed the zero mark and went to the opposite side. I checked this on ilde and full burn. On full burn it was basically zero and I don't smell any sulfur, but when it's on idle, it moves to the pressurized side.
Rob R. wrote:Have you actually checked to see if the chimney is clear from top to bottom? How is the stovepipe configured? You can have draft but not enough flow...
Any chance your stovepipe is pushed into the chimney too far?
I have not checked the chimney from top to bottom. I checked the clean out and there wasn't any signs of concern based on the amount of fly ash laying in there, but that doesn't mean something else isn't blocking it. I can't really check this very easily due to the way it's built without getting on the roof. This might have to wait until a warmer day when the snow and ice are gone.
The stove pipe is definitely not pushed in too far. I probably have another foot before it would become a problem.
I don't think your statement about the draft is accurate. In order to create draft, you have to induce a pressure difference. The flow would be directly related to the cross-sectional area of the chimney and pressure difference which is what we're measuring and calling draft. That's why I'm kind of arguing that if Reading Stove says that the draft is correct then the amount of air exiting the stove should be correct. I may be wrong on this, but I'm pretty sure about this as I work with vacuum systems all the time at work and that's all this is.