smithy wrote:Yes yes my northern friend there are a few places that will need some attention with your prescribed solution. Question how wide were your gaps and this ones a little personal .... but dose your brides doors tighten up a bit.. once she warms up ?
On my stove the doors weren't very airtight. Some places the gaps were small or very small some others quite large, the lower front door having micas had a very large gap and the hinges adjustments couldn't take a so big gap. So I had to make a little back support for the big rope gasket, I said a small cause the fire pot comes out of the stove from that door like a drawer so I couldn't have the support very high. Good but not enough so I placed a smaller rope at the back of the big one where the gap was bigger, fixed all that with U.B.S. Now when I close that door I can feel the compression from the door on the gaskets. Stays like that cold or hot. Good Bride...
I think this door and the ash pit's one are very important for not having air leak. Since I put a small rope gasket around the ash pit opening, the stove seems easier to control. I said seems because I lited the Bride only yesterday AM but it works very well and can be control much more easier than before in comparable situation.
Keep on testing air gaps with $ bill and/or with a light in the stove (I like to use a small leed one gives a white intense light) so you will be able to make the stove more air tight.