from Huntington Station, NY asked:
January 3, 2013
Hello, I have an older stove, an All Nighter, and the glass on front gets black and you can't see the fire burning. Also, I have to clean the interior stovepipes about every 2 to 3 months. The wood is seasoned. Is there some type of problem that I don't know about?
The soot represents an incomplete, inefficient burn. This problem normally speaks to an issue with venting or fuel. Is this a new occurrence or has the stove always preformed this way? What species of wood are you primarily burning?