While growing up I laid many a fire as we had a open fireplace, I grew up with a daily chore of having to clean the ash and lay the fire for the evening. Fast forward 20 years I now find my self with a family and a new home with a wood stove but I feel a little out of my death with it and feel I have a lot of good reading ahead of me but still many questions. After removing about 10 dead birds and cleaning both the chimney and grate I laid and set my first fire. The stove is hidden away in the garage with a single out let in the main living area, I am still a little in awe as how much heat the stove put out and was able to heat the live area much better than our HVAC system but I have a number of questions. First I appear to have a Englander wood stove I have looked for a model or name plate but could not find one does any one know what model this might be ? as I wanted to read the manual. It appears to have 3 dampers ? 2 on the stove door and one on the grate door. This of cause controls the amount of air but I wanted to find peoples recommendation on how to use this correctly (and hence trying to find a manual) My other questions are related more to worry, The stove pipe at the back has rusted a little and is not mechanically festered to other the stove or the chimney flue (Apart from the bale wire). I was thinking of replacing it and maybe using a double lined pipe ? My other worry is that you might see a PVC pipe running behind the stove this is a drain line going to the HVAC it is about 18" away but should I try and protect it in any way ? Thanks for your help and for the support and look forward to now staying much warmer with your help.