So, I'm outside scraping ice and cleaning off the side walk, plus the drive is a bit slippery. I decide to throw some ash, which I dump in a 30 gallon garbage can, on the drive. The ash seemed a little damp.
I'm back in the house ....
I'm trying to get the stove cookin' a little, but it seems to be in a "coma", once again. I've shaken it down and poked it, and have the draft on, but it's "just lying there" (you know what I mean
). There seems to be draft going through the under fire slide.
I open the top door and get flames, close it and they go out. I shook it down further, 'till red coals were dropping and poked it some more. ... it took off!
I'm wondering, on a semi humid, semi warm day, with the humidifier running, if the ashes below the fire could get pretty damp, "in the stove!", and pack pretty tight, cutting down on the "burn-ability"? I think, with humid air entering the lower draft and things dampened off, those ashes might get damp. ??