Will/may be obvious I am new to the coal game...
Last year I picked up my Glacier Bay (sits flat/has squirell cage mounted to side vent) and felt like I was losing more heat out of the chimney than it was putting out..
does the flue have to be wide open?
would packing insulation around it make it more efficient?
could I pull the flue out,close it off and pipe the exhaust up the chimney a few feet? allowing the radiant heat to stay in the house
Thanks for any help, and sorry if this is in the wrong place