nortcan wrote:To make some investigation on that flapper, I removed the seal around it this morning and will try to see if there are some changes.
Maybe on a very windy time it could let some air enter form it , then that air would rise in front of the fire pot then exit to the slot over the fire pot?????
On the last photo, you can see the flapper located just over the name plate.
Piere, I think that the small flappers are meant to provide air through the manual check damper, I don't think that the gap you show with your hand over the top front lip of the firepot is intentional.. I think that is supposed to fit tighter,.
My firepot has a cast piece that 'holds it in place' and 'seals' the front lip of the firepot, this cast piece is also the part that the door's edges 'seal' against..
None of these seals are really that good, I'll have to see how good with a light or put a vacuum on the stove and see if it pulls in smoke around the doors.
I am planning on sealing the windows with Ultra Black,, i have it in stock all the time