jeff m wrote:Do you think I may need a fresh air hose from outside run in.
Does the stove draw well with your kindling fire with a cold stove? That is, no smoke exiting the stove if the door is open.
Minimum bed depth with an established fire is 6 inches and better 8 inches.
How is intake air being controlled? Is the thermostat flap open? Do you use the air shutter on the ash door? With a dying fire what happens if you open the ash door?
A manometer into the smoke pipe would answer any question about draft and nice to have anyway. About $30.