dang Dougly, no damper.....yeah, cap that bad dog!!
(remember the cap if you build a fire.......
I may have an extra fireplace insert here, so don't buy new.......and there are lots "out there" if they need work I can usually make or fix what's called for.
I've been welding cutting and welding again, getting the "little stuff, on the Hofstove done. I laid it on it's top ( top on table, then lower stove body on it), so getting it shimmed as flat as possible, before welding. It's a trick to keep a large flat piece of steel, flat, if doing much welding on it.......I sure hope I can pull it off. You can use long beads, to "pull" the steel (provides thousands of lbs of pull as it initially cools, or small "shims, or shimming beads" to hold before the bigger bead goes on. I think it 's more art than science, so I'm hoping to pull it off.
Saturday night, and no tunes?