MSpangler wrote:Thanks for the quick replies!
The upper door gasket makes sense. It doesn't quite have that cushy feel when i cam the door lever closed. Could that be a sign of a bad gasket?
It's a back vent model. Turn damper on the horizontal. 90 degree elbow. Baro damper above that and 90 degree elbow into the chimney.
I'll swing by the hardware store tomorrow for some new gasket and see if that helps. So if that's leaking does it just allow air to be pulled from that door instead of the bottom? Taking power away from the draft? Can I test for this by holding a candle or match near the door to see if it's drawing? Thanks!
Sounds like you have a gasket issue on the front door. Which would cause draft issues. A candle will work and while you are at it check the bottom door as well. (I would replace both sets of gaskets) Also grab a flashlight and see if you have an ash buildup blocking the exhaust. Open the door and damper and shine the light towards the back of the stove. Accumulation of fly ash can clog the pipe at the elbow.
Please keep us posted and don't be shy about giving us a call either.
ps We do have precut sized gasket kits on the website.