and screwed in three places both ends. I agree with Rob, the elbow opened up. Forget the stoker, just use that great stove properly. The school of experience is the best. Its just that the fees are high. You will never do that again.
I'll ask the guy if this is an option.
Do it yourself the guy is an idiot.
You're damn right I'll never do that again
Agree that guy is an idiot, but he said there'd be no charge to make the repairs. He specifically asked me what I wanted done, and I said "make it safe." So long as he's receptive to my guidance, why would I stop him from doing the work and paying for it?
Also, my 1 year old CO detector never went off. Max reading in the room with the stove was > 300 ppm per fire department. Detector displayed a max reading of 267 ppm when I regained access. Kind of scary that the stove could be directly venting to the house and I'd be unaware of it for a significant period of time.
I know they design delays into CO detectors to avoid false alarms (this one says 150 ppm for 10-50 minutes), but there's gotta be one that is a bit more "trigger happy," preferable with a digital display so that I
can decide if there's an issue or not. Any recommendations?