I didn't meet the sweep as I was out meeting a client... didn't get any feedback - but it's a guy who has been doing this place for a few years so I guess he knows what to do... that's kinda why I was even more surprised when it carried on making noises!
Once the fire is going it seems to burn well but (this is with the airflow thingy open) but it burns even better with the door slightly open...
Seems a bit of a bugger to get going - not sure if it's just me being shit at fires or maybe the wood could do with a bit more of a dry... I'll try some better wood.
I'm living in an old farmhouse chalet with single glazing and only a few radiators so it will need to be on most of the time over winter - so if it's not ideal it's going to have to happen as it gets down to -25 here in Morzine.
think this is what we've got
Any fire starting tips appreciated as I want to light it, shut the door and come back to it ablaze!