The EKO manual suggests painting motor oil on the door gaskets periodically, presumably to keep them pliable. Does anyone do this? If so, how often, and what kind of oil do you use? I also notice that scraping the creosote off the walls of the primary combustion chamber is recommended. I've noticed that it burns good when it falls down into a bed of coals, but the smoke produced makes it difficult to do the cleaning when there's much of a coal bed. Same question as above on the creosote scraping. Also, are there areas it pays to concentrate on? I don't understand how creosote scraped off the firebox walls will burn when it hits hot coals, but it won't ignite when growing on the boiler plate. What's up with that? You'd think a firebox coated with a flammable substance would burn off periodically. Is the cooling action of the water on the other side of the steel plate what keeps it from burning?