I bought an old VC Resolute. The bolts in the back to the flue collar and extension were corroded or cemented on. Could not apply any torque without stripping the head. I ended up having to drill out, but the screw forced the bit off a straight path. I tapped in new threads; due to the odd path, it left little room to edge of stove, and a piece broke off. I can get the flue collar tight, but it still worries me. Is this safe?