BeerMonley wrote:update (kinda) while at work i had my wife check the detector an dshe said it was reading 37, i had her shut the stove off, it was 55 out today. i wait till i get the manometer installed to start it up again
How tight is your house? in addition to warmer temps depleting the draft, if you don't have make up air then the draft will also suffer. The bathroom exhaust fan, kitchen exhaust fan, dryer venting to outside...in a tight house these will have an effect. No way to measure it without a manometer, though. After you get it installed, see if the draft is different if you crack a window near the stove, turn on bath and/or kitchen exhaust fan, etc.
Also, I am assuming you have checked for fly ash blockage in the horizontals?