since is warm today i knew this would be the day to clean the stove and do the leaf blower trick... I went outside, 3 feet of now around the back, using the big ash vac, connected everything.....but plugged the ash vac hose to the opposite side....meaning i was blowing INTO the stove and not sucking out of it.... I had left the stove door open, so you can imagine, everything around the stove is just ash.......sigh... Wife opens patio door and says "what happened, everything here is black and full of smoke". I went inside and oh man.....what a mess... Later on she says "pellet stove is just too much, look at the mess outside too, siding black, pipe dirty with ash/water, not nice, stop using it...!!"