I finished my Chimney install today and piped up my laddomat so I have a closed loop. I then fired the boiler with a small load to check for exhaust leaks and any water leaks. The chimney did fine but I found 4 water leaks. I will address the water leaks tomorrow. My question is how are you guys checking your water level? The boiler is installed in a shed 60' from my house and is at a high point so any air will make its way to the boiler. Should I install a make up regulator in my basment and an air seperator on the boiler? Also the boiler went into gasification and I was surprised how much steam/condensate was coming out of the chimney. Is this normal. The wood I have is white oak, seasoned at least two years, by seasoned I mean cut split stacked on pallets and covered for two years. My moisture meter is showing right around 18% on the surface then I split the piece and get another reading inside and it is showing around 22%. I would say I had a 6' plume of steam from the chimney in high winds. The plume quickly dissipated and had no appreciable or offensive smell to it.