Pacowy wrote:It sounds like it goes back to the oil on the coal near the fire reaching its smoke point, and the draft being insufficient to pull that smoke to the exhaust.
That is what I belive is happening. not that the draft is insufficient, but the draft can not get to where the oil gasses are on a hopper stove.
My hopper is set in, so there is a small clearance around it but not near enough. I surmise what my buddy did to his by drilling a bunch of holes around the hopper just below the the load door, allows the draft to act upon the hopper better.
One question, on the hitzer is the hopper welded in?