what type of tool do we need to test the draft?Ok testing with a lighter tells me nothing. We would need an actual measurement taken with the stove burning at a high rate.
Did cleaning in that way clear out any ash in the cat or is it still clogged
anyway, if the cat is clogged wouldnt that affect the draft. all said and done I think that is the issue the cat.
the stove never seems to go over 400 degrees since this issue.
After cleaning I can see the first layer in the front of stove gets clear. dont know what is happening beyond what I can see. the same issue happened after I cleaned it. Maybe it improved for one night as far as starting a fire from the kindling and the window not turning completely black, but it still was not good.
this morning after stove burning at around 300 all night, only orange coals in stove IT STILL smoked when I put a log in. very very upsetting and stressful