I would love a freestanding stove but the misses is not on board with the idea. She dont get it but we are working on that. We will be leaving this fireplace as is and only using it once in a while after i have my fun this year. Mild progress. Here is some pics. I still cant tell where the screened holes go to. I will be making some phone calls tomorrow. The flu is cleaner than it looks in the pic and it must be 10-12" diameter. The lever in the back covers a tube that disperses air around the ceramic back plate before it feeds the fire. Like i said my foot is broke so i will be sending my brother or some other poor sap up to the roof to take a peak down the flu and then we will fire it up and see what happens.