First, thank you, in advance, for reading this post. I've read this site over the past two years and finally joined. Have a wood stove, which is running efficiently. Many tips on these forums have helped me succeed in optimal operation. Actually, would have likely burned the house down without this forum. THANK YOU. But my question is this: is there any way to prevent the smell of burning wood in the house, and if so, is a minimal amount of this bad? When reloading in cycles, I rake the coals to the front, open the air intake for a minute, slowly open the side door, etc. But, for some reason, the smell (not smoke, but the smell...) of wood burning escapes the stove some of the time (maybe 3-4 times per week). And it's mild...just a little puff. It's not smoke. It's just that mild smell. We have high ceilings and it rises to the second floor of the house. To the untrained nose, it smells "toasty." It's not a bad smell at all. I just want to make sure I'm not doing anything bad or potentially harming my family. From what I gather on these boards, it's almost impossible to avoid some smell escaping when reloading. So I guess my concern here is health. Again...no smoke, just that light smell of..."there's a fire going and I can smell a trace of it burning." Any words of wisdom would be more than appreciated. With little ones running around, I just worry I guess more than I should. Again, thank you for your time.