While I'm waiting for Poconoeagle to get out of bed and got over here to look at my stove situation,
, I'll try to recap that answer to Richard post I tried 5 times yesterday.
The fireplace provides the chimney for the stove. There is no basement. The cottage is up on stone piers, wind blowing clear through except for the plumbing I've enclosed. I crawled around under there and saw no clean out. I did see a red/black/yellow snake. That's it for crawling around.
Sweep said all was sealed up top when he finished a couple of months ago. I'll ask him about methods and materials.
If I can squeeze behind the stove to cram fiberglass insulation up the chimney I will. Thanks for the tip.
It burned better last night -- it was cold! I got a high reading at the top of the stove of 275, which isn't enough to bake cookies. I'm trying to remember which trunk my down vests are packed in.
Hope YOU ALL are warm