Like the title says.... I smoked out my basement. There is little to no wind outside however the temps are dropping. I started the stove like normal; take a piece of crumpled up newspaper and stick it near the baffle, then let that go and light the rest. Its been a proven method for me over the past month but not tonight. I should have figure this would have been a problem as when I opened up the front door I felt a backdraft right in my face of outside fresh air. ...at the time I didn't think much about it.
So, I really have no idea how to get this thing going. I took a torch and held it down the flu pipe for 5 minutes or so but that didn't really help. The smoke was just pouring out the front, sides and any other place it could find. I'm wondering if an animal is stuck in my chimney? I hope not!!!!!
I don't have the best setup nor the shortest length of run either so.... any suggestions?