Rick 386 wrote:. Also using a power vent will require drilling and installing a safety fume switch into your stove. This safety switch shuts down the stove in the event of a power vent failure.
+1 on that one.
I had mounted my Reostat in a spot where, although I didn't realize it at the time, could be tapped by a bag of coal while loading the hopper. So it just so happened that I did just that while topping off my hopper one nite. The fume detector shut the stove down, just like it was supposed too. No harm, no foul.
Although my StokerII is in my Shop, it just goes to show how easy things can go wrong and in a dwelling without the safety switch could be deadly.