Re: Putting a freestanding stove into my fireplace box? Why not?
Thank you Enj for all the info, next time I install a wood stove I will get something more efficient, but mine still beats my electric central heat. I've got a couple of years experience with my 1950's era parlor stove. The drought has killed so many oaks and pecans I just run around with an electric chain saw and gather free wood all year and during the winter too, its all been curing waiting for someone to clean up. But the next time, yes, I want a different style of house and probably a rocket stove built in, but that's a ways down the road. .
Time to be a gypsy again, 2014 will be my prep year, my bees want a better area with actual rainfall.