Ok let me start off by saying hello.. I need some input please. I have a Hot Blast 1557 that has been giving me fits since it's so called install..Please let me start from the beginning this all started about this time last year. My wife and I got a piece of land and we had a double wide trailer (yes we live in a mobile home) set up on it. When I saw how many trees that the folks clearing the lot had pushed down and how many that TVA cut down I thought I need a wood stove!! Then my wife says not in the house. She said she grew up with nothing but wood heat and she did not want the stink of wood in the house. Now I know that a properly installed wood stove gives off very little stink but she has never been around a wood stove that was installed correctly. Around here it is pick a window to put a piece of sheet metal in then run to the local hardware store for their $150 cast stove and some black pipe to run out the window. O I forgot you have to cut the carpet out around where the stove is gonna go. Well not how I wanted to do it but she wins. So we talked to her folks and some friends and they all tell us that we need to go to the Tractor Supply in the next county. That is where everyone goes for outside wood stoves. So I go and they sell me a 1557 telling me that this is what everyone is putting outside. I get it home and call my heat and air guy to come and shoot me a price for the install and he just laughs at me. Nope that's a inside stove talking about cold air returns and all. So we then talked to the guys who set up trailers here in town and one says his brother in law is the best being a good friend to my dad I took his word. That is when the drunk guy comes in. He comes out shoots me a price to do the install on it and a heat pump in the house. He told me he had it all under control and the stove would work great outside. He is right it does now no thanks to him. I made a concrete pad for the stove he said he would do the rest. What he did is as follows wired up the stove to power,removed the thermodisc and ran it off a thermostat, used black pipe for the chimney a 90 and five sticks of 6 inch. They were upside down and all the gunk ran down the pipe onto the ground. Man that stuff smells so bad. He left it uncovered told me that was the way it was supposed to be. Well I wasted a lot of wood and every time it got real cold out no matter how big the fire was it just blew cold air in the house.. So over the summer and again here lately I have been trying to fix his mistakes. I have in closed the three sides of the unit.I also added the draft kit,installed a real chimney. O and yes when I installed the draft kit it came with the Honeywell set up. I have been reading all I can about these Hot Blast warm air furnaces. I have done some of the modifications suggested by members here on this site.Fist thing I have done was to readjust the feed door so that it closes tighter. I also went ahead and closed off the drat in the feed door. So now it should be getting all it's air from under the wood through the spin draft in the ash pan door.Next I ground off the three standoffs on the spin draft it's self so I can now close it all the way. Ok so now we are all up to date. Tomorrow after tonight's fire goes out I will be replacing the 90 and the one piece of black stove pipe that is left. This time I'm going to use a clean out tee instead of the 90. Now down to the question's.. I have a hard time getting a kindling fire to start. Smoke just bellows out the feed door. Is this caused by to little draw up the chimney? When this happens dew to the fact that the blower motors are open to the in side of the enclosure the house fills with smoke because the draft motor if not running lets the enclosure fill with smoke. Once I do get a good bed of hot coals ready for a good long burn I rake them to the front and fill it up. I just let a little of the first layer of logs tuch the coals the rest get pushed back. Never fail 10 min. later I have a inferno on my hands! I shut the spin damper all the way and it still runs out of control. Most nights with everything dampened all the way down the house stays at or around 85. Now that is with the window's open also and 18 outside. What more do I need to do to be able to control the fire?? Should I install a barometric damper with the new clean out tee? Will that help with the smoke? Also should I install a damper in the new piece of stove pipe? I have one now but I have it in the wide open position. Well here she sits.. I have been burning more on then off for about a month now and that wood pile is about gone Any help that anyone can offer will be greatly appreciated thanks..