freestanding gas stove flaming out- vent problem?
I have a free standing direct vented gas stove vented from the basement through to outside about 3' above the grade, (with a snorkel)It's on a wall thermostat.
It uses outside combustion air, (double pipe from stove.)
On occasion when initially lit, the gas near immediately rises off the burner, dissipates and flames out.
Nothing is impeding within about 3" of the snorkel termination cover outside.
I am wondering if this is due to wind or a 'cold pipe' pipe problem.
When it's off all night, it usually lights fine in the morning when the pipe is cold. But with a direct wind it 'flames out'.
If it's a temperature difference causing a draft blockage is there any type of air regulator (retro-fit),that will allow internal air sufficient to initiate the start-up?
I'm inclined to think the wind is the factor???
So is there a vent cap or some kind of wind baffle available.
Since we have a direct prevailing wind it's near useless on