I had used this site last year to answer a few questions about my stove with good results. I have another question for fellow Lopi Leyden owners. When scooping out some ashes the other day, i say a piece of metal through the two holes that feed back intothe secondary burn chamber. Im thinking the combustor is falling apart, even though I can still get it to light off. This stove has only been used one winter with about three and a half cords of wood going through it. Has this happened to anyone else? Also,,, Last year I asked about putting a traditional damper in the pipe above the stove. Well I did it and am pleased with what I can do with it. Its great for the shoulder seasons when getting the stove hot enough for secondary combustion would be overwhelming in the house. It also gets me a couple extra hours on my coal bed when I do close the bypass to run the secondary combustion. If you put one in just play with it a little bit and see what it will do for you.