Hi folks, I reloaded the Fireview tonight, got the stove top temp up to 600, stove pipe temp 275 and decided to call it a night. I've been leaving the draft around .75 to 1.0 at night, but the stove top was creeping up to 610 when I put it at .75, so I cut it back to 0. That's when I noticed a low (not loud) intermittent roar from the lower left rear of the stove and noticed an intermittent bright flare of fire at this area, like it had a small blower blowing on it, while the rest of the firebox is dark except some secondaries in front up top. On closer exam, there appears to be a small triangular hole in the left rear corner vertical soapstone (firebick?) liner right behind where this is flaring up which I had not noticed before. (I bought this stove used in December. Its ten years old but otherwise in good condition. I replaced the ceramic cat with a SS cat when I bought it.) Here's a video shot from my cell phone. You can hear the stove rattle and the roar start and stop with the flare ups: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQdN79OFf2c&context=C3c9320bADOEgsToPDskLy5u9Wlj1xc4oNSszyq4IW[/youtube] I'm wondering if or how air could be entering the stove through this hole. I see no cracks on the outside of the stove, and given the two layers of stone I don't see how this could be letting air into the firebox. Or is this simply due to running the draft at 0 for the first time? Where does the draft air entire the firebox on the Fireview? I'll snap a few pictures of this hole tomorrow when the stove has cooled. I'm assuming this small hole must be repaired. Any idea what is involved? Can it wait till the end of the season, can it be patched, does the stone need replaced? I won't be using it till I know whether its safe to use or if it needs repaired prior to further use. This has me a bit flummoxed.