I just found this:
Minister of Fire
Jan 16, 2017
Those ceramic Meridians are excellent stoves. It's
not inexpensive to cast those refractory ceramic
fireboxes! Like any stove they need properly
seasoned wood and a proper install. They are
constructed of two domed halves, like a...
I think it might have something to do with the circular fire 'box' ?
Also btw, the passive powered air flow between the fire 'box' and the outer tile structure, continuing up between the double-walled pipe, then spilling out the screened air outlet then against/along the flange directing the...
No Sir. It was told to me by someone seemingly on the 'inside', ;-) ... the inventor / owner ... that's how the story goes; albeit for gritty gum shoe solid verifiable fact hero hounds as yourself, please officially consider it hearsay; unless hearing/seeing something to the contrary. ;-)
It's worth the effort, this is an amazing stove/heater ... mine has stainless steel water pipe in it which of course heats hot water galore ... the Meridian burns very efficient due to circular fire 'box' ... The Meridian's story ended in deep conspiracy, including Gov. Dan Evans, who had/has...