I've got an Englander PDV 25 that I am getting ready to light off for the 3rd season of heating. It used to vent straight out of a 4 foot horizontal pipe, no problems. Last year I moved it to the basement where it vents through an 8 foot vertical with a couple elbows and a 2 foot horizontal run - it also uses outside air for combustion. The problem is since moving it to the basement, it tends to smoke excessively outside compared to the prior year using a variety of pellets. Its stained my siding despite adequate clearance between the vent and wall and there appears to be some excessive soot when cleaning the pipe. I say excessive soot compared to when it was vented straight out. - barely any notice of soot outside or inside the vent. In addition smoke started leaking from the internal elbow joints (not where they connect but at the rivets, etc.) profusely when I lit the stove off almost as if the pipe was clogged but it wasn't. I cleaned the pipe which seemed to help but this thing still smokes a little more than it should. My question is, is there some adjustment that can be made or configuration change in the venting or combustion intake that will help this burn as clean as it did when it was upstairs?