I have been burning the EKO60 for about eight years, pretty much without any incidents or challenges. Well into last year's heating season, it was not gasifying very well. I am very confident it is NOT a wood moisture problem. My cement around the back nozzle has crumbled and has probably doubled the size of the opening of the nozzle. I placed fire brick in the bottom of the EKO in an attempt to replicate the original size of the opening. That seems to help, but it still smokes some. I ordered a new door gasket, but have yet to install it. The large fan assembly panel on the front of the EKO doesn't seem as tight as it once was. I have had to add additional screws to try to seal that panel better. I know I have addressed three possible areas for the cause of the my problem. Lastly, I do have 800 gallons of water storage in an open system, so the boiler pretty much runs at full bore at all times. I am not opposed to building a new fire everyday to achieve the cleanest burn and limit the cycling of the fans. Any suggestions for solutions would be appreciated.