New Year's Day, the fire was getting sloppy, ash was building in the pot on day 2 following inside only cleaning. Time to get out the leaf blower and vac. out the flu. Out comes the dreded black smoke monster. About 5 min. On on and off, then done. Restarted fire. Fire now spitting up like a snake's tongue. Just in time for this cold snap. This is the second time for using the leaf blower this year. Stove runs like new again! This is day 2, still no build up of ash in the burn pot. I continue to vac the inside of the stove on day 3 just because that is my routein.