An attempt here to post the before and after installation photos. If they don't come thru, I'll try again! Before is with gas logs and cover removed. Also, original owner had some kind of hollow fireplace grate system with vents and blower, circa 1970's? After installation photo, with cleaned up brick face, removed mantle (too low for stove specs). I'm looking for some ideas to replace the mantle, maybe using existing mounting holes. Maybe a custom wrought iron mantle? Or, a MO HEAT boar head? Anyway, thanks to all you folks out there for the great advice and interesting post over the last year! I've learned alot. And thanks for hosting, Craig.