I've been trying to get a dealer to set me up with an OAK to no avail. No one wants my money I guess. So i've been doing some research on possibly doing it myself. I took apart the whole stove this weekend for a cleaning. Since my exhaust piping sucks (thanks to my orig dealer who I didn't call, by the way, because I despise them with a passion after all the crap i went through...) 4 hours later, I got the whole thing put back together, re-sealed with 800* rtv, and frnakly, my stove has never run better or hotter. I most definitely had an exhaust leak before. The volume of hot air coming out is noticably hotter and more pressure to move my off ceiling fan 15 feet away. Anyway, I'm beginning to think my stove doesn't really accept TRUE outside air. There's a 2" inlet pipe, but it doesn't actually connect to anything. It seems to just end about 8" away from the intake area near the ignitor. Does this pipe just 'rest' there, and bring cold outside air 'kinda close' to the intake area, where the hope is it will suck in air from the pipe instead of the room? I've opened up my fireplace clean-out chute, and also unplugged a vent to my lower level in an attempt to bring in air from that level (that i never use -- it's a 2nd living space that i have some gym equipment/etc in) instead of drafting in on the main living floor. The manual seems to just end up at this pipe too. http://www.manualslib.com/manual/91787/Lennox-Hearth-Winslow-Pi40.html?page=11 So, here's a few pics. (Yes, these were taken prior to cleaning, so excuse the dust) What am I missing here? can i really get outside air into this beast, or am i just wasting my time getting outside air close to it? In the last pic, you can see the ignitor on the back wall, and the actual intake into the stove's burn pot on either side of it (right side is missing from the image). Do i need something that goes from this 2" port to the ignitor area, and then the generic 2" pipe for the oak? or, is it not capable of a true OA connection?