I made the mistake of not disconnecting my stove from the chimney last season and had a bit of rust to deal with inside the stove. I will disconnect and clean the 3" riser and plug the hole in the chimney for the summer. Do you leave the stove door open or closed during the off season and do you cover the exhaust tube that fits into the clean out? I am also going to take apart the fire pot as I can't get the bottom opened to use the ash pan below. Rust. Will probably give the inside of the pot a light going over with an appropriate dremel bit to clean the residue. Has anyone re-painted the inside of their stove? The fire pot? What do you use or advise?