xackley wrote: But with a barometric damper the pull of the chimney is controlled. With the combustion blower force feeding air, and the chimney gently sucking off the exhaust gas, it appears to be a very balanced system. A very controlled burn.
That's the key - barometric damper. My DV stove doesn't have a baro, I can only control the draft by balancing DV motor speed and combustion shutter adjustment. It's easy to do, but has to be kept a watch on with changes in ash buildup in the vent system and coal size. I'd feel a lot more comfortable trying it if my stove was not a DV but hooked to a regular chimney.