Funny that this topic came up. I finally completed my mk II installation. Burned it for the first time. The rope stuck to the stove on both the fire door and the ash pit door. That rope is REALLY hot when you are trying to stick it back in the grooves as you are loading the stove. I ended up using tape to hold it in to allow me to finish the burn. That worked pretty well, but now I need to figure out how to get it off the stove and re-glue it into its proper place.
Another adventure happend later on in the evening after we all were asleep. But first some more about my installation. According to the dealer, since I had a good 8x8 masonary chimney with good tile, I didn't need to run liner all the way to the top. He sold me a damper blocking plate, and a 6 foot run of flexible smoke pipe. (345.00) I installed the smoke pipe about a foot to a foot and a half into the tile. Connected to a T, with a cleanout cap on the bottoem, then into my barameteric damper then into the stove. Placed the high temp insulation into and around the flue, and found that the blocking plate wouldn't fit in there correctly. Even after I made some cuts. So I went around with the insulation making sure that it was providing a "seal" of the flue opening around the smoke pipe. That done, Went out and bought a couple CO detectors and placed them around, just in case.
Soooo. The coal was burning nicely, after I found that I had to pop open a window a bit. Things were all well with the world, and we all went to bed. At midnight, My wife and I were awakend by an alarm. I thought for some reason it was my cell phone, then she said " is that the CO alarm?" That immediatly woke me. Jumping out of bed, I said, "get the baby, and get out of the house, I'll wake up CJ." (daughter). So everyone is outside,exce[pt me. I'm opening windows and turning on fans. Then I noticed that the led's on the CO detector were not illuminated, and the smoke alarm on the ceiling was. Dopey me, I didn't think about the small amount of smoke that the stove would give off during the first burn after it got up to temp. (Draft knob was opened further than it should have been as well, so it was nice and hot).
Cleared the house of smoke, my wife and still sleeping baby came back in. Closed everything up and went back to bed. 130am. Awoke to a knocking. trying to identify this sound, drew me toward my bedroom window, where i found my daughter standing there, asking if it was Ok to come back in. i don't think she'll ever forgive me! At least I remembered to get her out of the house!