lsayre wrote: Lightning wrote:
I don't mean to add anything negative but I'm having trouble understanding why a stove manufacturer chooses to have a fixed secondary air on their product.
The added cost factor perhaps?
Simplifying it could also make it more attractive because of one less variable for new owners to have to learn.
And/or, to save money, both before and after the sale, some companies make design choices based on avoiding customer complaints and phone time dealing with them. Simple = less complaints.
Complex = more phone calls from complaining customers !