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Michael Young
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The woodstove is installed and works great. That sucker will blow out 200+ degree air. Thanks for the help of people in this forum.

The only thing is when I open the door to add wood I get a puff of smoke and then my house smells smoky. I can burn in the stove just fine and even let it burn with the doors wide open. So I know I'm getting good draw. But if the doors are closed and I open the door to add some wood, that's when I get that puff of smoke. Any thoughts? or is that just to be expected from a wood stove?
 
Bill Bradbury
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Hi Michael, that's great! It sounds like you just have a nice tight home, so the draw from your wood stove must be made up somewhere. Do you have a small window by the stove that you could crack open when you feed the stove? If not then maybe a small air feed behind the stove like a 1" pipe through the wall near the floor.
 
Tim Malacarne
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Here's what I do.... First, be sure your stovepipe damper is wide open, then just "crack" the main firebox door for a few seconds, let the stove get used to all that extra air. Then, after oh, 10-15 seconds or so, slowly open the main door. It's what works for us!
 
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