Greetings! Let me start by saying Im very excited to start burning wood again, and am very grateful for this forum. I picked this stove up yesterday and want to make sure she's working properly. I did go through the owner's manual once, and I will read it again and again. I still have some questions. I noticed there's no firebrick in the firebox. Is it missing, or just not needed? Maybe the sand takes it place? Also there are NO gaskets that I can see anywhere on the stove. There also looks like there should be a rod or something on the damper control. Does anyone have some good pictures of what this old girl's supposed to look like? Thanks a lot!