Hey guys, Wife and I moved into our new home this past April. We had our sequoia installed this past summer so this is our first cold season with it. I am going to do a formal review after this heating season. I want the opinion from you guys on my issue. It’s related to draft and I believe it was bigvoodoodaddy that had this issue as well. I have roughly 25 feet of 8” pipe. First 14 feet is singlewall stove pipe to the support box. The rest is class A from there out. It is a straight shot all the way. My draft is WICKED. It didn’t take long to notice this. I have been burning for 1 1/2 months or so off and on since I am in N.C. those of you that know the sequoia it has a large round opening on the back and bottom to use with a fresh air kit. If you don’t use the FAK(which I’m not) the stove pulls its air through this 4” opening. Since my draft is crazy turning down the air completely even in 40-45 degree out door temps the fire was still obviously getting to much air. I started by doing the same thing as BVDD and blocking off some of the rear 4” hole. I have literally blocked all but a “sliver” of the rear opening and in 35 degree outdoor temps the draft is still to strong. Pretty frustrating. So the sequoia also has 4 round holes on the front above the glass. I assume to pull air in and wash the glass. Last night I did a test and closed two of them off with aluminum foil. This helped. I ended up blocking off all 4 of the front air holes and watched it for quite some time. This made a huge difference. I don’t like modding things on a stove but I have got to stop some of this draft. Needless to say 9 hours later I still had a slightly active cat and stove top was 450-475. I also still had way more wood left than normal. Does anyone see any issues with plugging the 4 air inlet holes? Or have any other suggestions? Appears to me even though I have almost all the rear inlet closed off the stove just sucks in a bunch of air through those front holes feeding directly to the coal bed. My last house and stove(non-cat) had a short 12 foot run of 6” and draft sucked unless it was in the 30s out. Now I have to much draft which I think in a sense is a better problem to have. With just the sliver opening in the back and temps in the 50s I could load sequoia at 6am and leave for work. Come home at 6pm and still have plenty of coals and still have a 450 degree cat. Once it dipped into highs of 40s this week I was barely making it home in time to light another load on the coals and my overnight burn time dropped a lot with the colder temps. Plugging front holes fixed that last night. Thoughts?