I just bought a house with a V.C. Resolute 1979 stove in it. The owners manual I downloaded from V.C. must be from the newer models, because it says Acclaim, and my handles are in different spots. I have a few questions that I was hoping some of you more experienced guys could answer. -What is that finger sized hole on the side of the stove (picture 2) -where should the stove thermometer be placed? With the thermometer in that spot what are the safe burning zones? -we have been burning some older wood that is starting to get slightly soft and has white powder on it (white mold?) is this safe to burn? -I am still trying to figure out when to open and close the damper?