I have an older - probably 1985 or so wood stove that came with the house when I moved in. I initially took the stove outdoors, where it sat for the past 3 years. If anyone can help me identify the make/model it would be greatly appreciated. Picture attached. I decided to give the old iron a face lift with a good sanding and a fresh coat of paint. It looks quite nice now, nestled back in the masonry fireplace where it originally sat prior to my arrival. When I was blasting and sanding the stove, a large amount of mortar that was lining the floor began to crumble. I removed all of this material. At first thinking it was just old ash that had gotten wet from being outside and had hardened up a little. I'm now quite sure that the material was mortar - possibly used in place of fire bricks? Anyhow, I'm thinking that I might get some fire bricks, and cut them to fit nicely in the bottom. Any thoughts? The stove seems to perform ok. Burn times are a little short even when choked down. Also there are no hot coals in the morning after loading fully 6 hours prior. I'm hoping that a good lining of fire bricks might help with the coals and burn time. Again - any advice is appreciated!