Smoke in house regency small classic insert

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New Member
Nov 1, 2021
Eastern Nebraska
I wish the video was working correctly because I have a good hot fire going. I open up the stove. Flames shoot out followed by the smoke. Its rather frustrating. I feel like the draft is weak. The install guy is not being very responsive on what to do to remedy the situation. I'm thinking extend the stove pipe by a few feet, but would like direction on if that makes sense.


Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
No, the original stove they put in was factory defective. The quote you pulled was from the previous stove. The air control lever on the bottom of the stove was not functioning and not letting air into the stove like it was supposed to. That is why I would have to leave the door cracked. I have a moisture meter. All my wood is at about 13-14%. That is even checked after I split it.
My apologies