I just purchased my first pellet stove for my garage. I don't know a lot about them other than what reading I did recently before this purchase. The stove is used. The seller said it was 2 years old. It appears to be in decent shape. I paid $400 for it with all the venting. I cleaned it out yesterday. Opened up the back and found a lot of pellet dust laying on the bottom. Piled up an inch deep in one spot. Vac'ed it out good. Should I be sealing the hopper better to prevent dust come out or is that just part of these stoves? The ash pan latches are crap. The guy I bought it from used a second gasket not glued on just to try to keep a tight seal. I think I will just get rid of the crapped latches and put something beefier on it and a new thicker gasket. Shouldn't be a big deal to fix. I read about a window air wash fix and a gasket for behind the burn pot. Anyone know more about those? Contact Golden Eagle? I'd like to get everything ready to install it this weekend. Any advise for first time install? How about pellets. I know nothing about them. Good or bad advice for pellets? Thanks in advance.