Hey all, I'm a very long-time lurker but first time poster! I've got a Dutchwest 2461 (Post 1997), my wife's father bought for us. He bought it used a few years ago, and we had the chimney installed last march. Been a long-time wood burner (Various places with Fireplaces, Stoves, etc) This is my first Cat stove, and was psyched to learn how to use it. Used it during the shoulder months, then started my real burns in October. In August I opened the top, adjusted/fixed the damper, checked the gaskets, general maintenance, etc. The Cat was OK and looked like it had some life left in it. Been using it, with pretty good results until a few weeks ago. The top inner web had completely rusted/rotted apart, and fell out, so I ordered a new one with the tabs. A day or so later i kept finding chunks of gasket cement, and rusted iron on the hearth pad, and couldnt figure it out, until my next burn. I kept smelling smoke in the house, but there were no backdrafting issues i could see, and most of my wood is pretty well seasoned.. It turns out the Gasket around the Flue Collar was flaking apart, and both sides were completely gone. I figured yesterday would be a good day to take it apart and re-gasket/seal it. Upon removing the Flue, i was about to remove the flue collar, when one side literally fell off. After cleaning it up, it seems that the back of the stove is completely rusted around the collar, (but the collar itself is fine) and there is no place to even lay a gasket into! Then I took the top off again, and to my horror i found the Cat, Reftactory, and Air Distributor were rotted as well. My instinct tells me to get another stove (which we don't have money for right now), but the voices in my head tell me to order the outer back and any other parts that need replacing (The Cat, Refractory, Gaskets, etc). What are you guys' thoughts? Another question - Anybody think that running it for a few weeks without the inner top web could've destroyed the Cat, and Refractory? I've attached some pictures to help explain. Sorry for the long-winded paragraph. Just want to say this forum has been a great resource for the last few years, and i've wasted, i mean spent many hours reading here!