I have access to an old schrader woodstove and i want to install it in my fireplace. There is a gas log that runs off propane but it just isn't very efficient. I know the previous owner burned wood in the fireplace but had the gas log installed. I want to install the woodstove in the fireplace. is this safe to do or should I go about this in a different manner? A friend of mine said this is ok as long as I make it airtight . I can have a chamber built and attach it where the metal flue is in the chimney. and from there it would dump intoand up the chimney which looks to be in good shape. My neighbor is a HVAC man and already wants to build this chamber and and attach stove pipe to connect the stove. I hope I am using correct terminology and some feedback would be appreciated.