I picked up 2 used stoves for a recently and trying to decide which to install. One is a VC Defiant from roughly 1987 no model obvious but solid doors without glass. The Vigilant is a model 1977. I read some old threads and did a light test. The Defiant had 2 spots on either side probably 1/2" where light was visible the Vigilant had none. Both need gaskets. How bad is it to repair the areas light is visible with the Defiant? The chosen stove will be supplemental heat for a 2800 sq ft house. The stove will replace a very abused (previous owner of the house) Old Timer stove that has serious issues. There is an 8" stove pipe present. This stove is located in a full basement at the base of the stairs if it matters. On the Old Timer topic should I send this thing to the scrap yard? Or is it worth the effort to try and find someone that has the desire to repair it? Your input is requested. The fuel will likely be in the form of ecobricks or similar with some seasoned hardwood. Thanks in advance!