Freddy wrote:WooooHooooo! Congrats on a great job! You're sure going to enjoy that. It'll take a year or two to learn to ignore it. To answer rberg's question, yes, it has an auger the whole length of that tube. Speaking of which, I trust you have an extra shear pin? Every 15 or 20 years one shears & you have no heat until a new one is put in. I've read factory ones work best!
First one should never need to replace a shear pin as long as you are not burning stone in it or any coal bigger then buckwheat size and if one should break you can use soft brass or copper pin or wire Aluminum nail But Not steel nails until one can get a correct shear pin they are design to break at 2.5 to 3 foot lbs of toque.