C lectric, you Da Man!
Will definately only close the damper when baking something. There were carbon dunes over an inch thick under the oven box when I cleaned it, so who knows what lurks in areas the scraper couldn't reach.
Didn't notice a catch on the oven door, but it does stay open a couple inches all by itself...will check for some sort of catch, or fab one up if one isn't there for rough weather.
Good point, in that #1 on the control valve at 14 degrees Celsius in light rain and light wind would be woefully inadequate for keeping us warm at -20 Celcius with a 20 knot outflow wind.
Thanks a heap for giving us such a quick boost up the learning curve!!!
"The most interesting path between two points is not a straight line" Murray Minchin