- Oct 7, 2022
I'm frustrated with the startup air design on my 4300 ACC. Right now there's a log stuck between the startup air metal and the front secondary burn tube. Is there a good reason to have this large rectangular metal surrounding the startup air? The stove I had before this 4300 was a 3100 millenium and I think it could actually take larger diameter logs because the metal around the startup air was a much smaller triangle shape. I'm tempted to cut the rectangular obstruction out. The startup automated timer doesn't currently work (it's new) and we tend to have plenty of draft and haven't been using the startup or rear air. Most of the time those two are completely closed and the main air control is almost all the way shut down as well. I think I need to get a flue damper, but that's a subject for another post. My point being that I don't use the startup air currently so what would be wrong with modifying it, even if that hindered it's use?