No smell at all today. My coal is dry and there is no condensate in the hopper. All of the pipe joints were sealed with high temp silicone when it was installed this summer. I'll shut her down tomorrow and clean her out. Thanks for all of the tips. This forum is tremendous!
By the way, I got my gas bill from 10/4-11/3 and it was only $61. I did run the heat once for a few hours one day. I compared it to last year and it I used half the amount of gas this year that I used last year. I supported the local economy buying a stove made right here in NEPA from a dealer right hear in NEPA. It burns coal mined right here in NEPA that is delivered to my home by a great guy who lives right here in NEPA. I get some exercise fetching coal from the cellar and taking out the ashes and my house is toasty warm. All this and I'm saving a pile of money. Its a win-win-win all the way around.