Flyer5 wrote:............. The hopper. A first indicator of poor draft is the hopper lid sweating.
Yep noticed that yesterday on the Hyfire II in the garage. I had been hearing from the minions here that the garage was stinking of a sulfur smell. I would not smell it at night when I would get home. But yesterday morning, I piuled the hopper lid and the water was just dripping off it.
So today, I did the redneck/Russian method to clean the short chimney. I didn't feel like pulling the whole interior pipe down to clean it. So I first removed the ash pan and shoveled out he fly ash in the pipe right as it exits the stove and immediately hits the 90* elbow. The pipe then goes vertical for about 10' before another 90* to go out through the building. In the 10' section is the baro.
So after doing the lower section of pipe, I fired up the gas powered leaf blower and shoved it into the baro with the flared end facing up and out the pipe. Had the son in law outside watching. He said a lot of fly ash came out the chimney. Kept doing it until the ash stopped. Took all of about 5 minutes. Maybe I should put a manometer on it but this is only in the garage to keep the pipes from freezing and to keep the 2 cats warm.
Issue really seemed to be having both burners going when it gets warmer outside. Just checked a while ago and with 1 burner going, the temp is stable at 55*, the FR was 11 and the lid cover was dry.