Here's some pictures showing the Alaska Kodiak hopper . I took them tonight after a shake down, but before putting in a fresh scuttle of chestnut. the camera's flash really made the crumbs on the stove top show up. I try to vacuum it off occasionally, and it's due for another vacuuming now.
Don't worry, I'll be filling the hopper soon. It's just that after burning wood for many years, I need to break away from the "tend it" mentality in a gradual way. Cant just go "cold turkey" !
I guess that's one of the reasons I bought a hand feed stove rather than a "girley man" stoker. The other reason being that I didn't want to use electricity.
Hope the pictures are helpful.