I was tracking down a nasty draft and found a drywall wall in the basement that didnt seem right. A little smashing and... I found a stone wall with a chimney in it!
While I was making a mess I thought I would also bust open the under side of the stairwell, the previous guy had done a very poor drywall patch to wall off the stairs. It looked like he was hiding something... I busted that open and found THIS!
This thread has been incredibly helpful. Looks like a Grandma after the smoke shelf modification was made, everything is there, doors, pins, rear shield (including a fan that looks like he might have added after), spark shield, a whack of fire bricks, and a weird thin piece of metal similar in size to the spark shield. There was also a large diameter (10" maybe) single wall section of chimney that would connect this stove to that hole in the wall.
On the upper floor there is a large brick wood burning fire place (with an insert) that matches the same size as the stone wall.
It looks like it is all complete, I saw some pics in here, it looks like I just need to arrange the a single layer of bricks on the bottom, back and sides. It looks like he put in a diagonal mounted baffle in the back.
However did the install was a craftsman, the stone is nice (like the rest of the masonry in the house), the hearth area where the stove was HAD tiles laid into the wet concrete... but the previous fool broke them all out... same fool who would wall up a stone wall, leave the chimney WIDE open, and then wall up a stove under the stairs.
Question is how code compliant and safe is it to re-hook up this stove in the original location? I need to check out the chimney from above and below. I need to remove the carpet in that whole area, probably to the same extent as to the old tile, but I will check code. The stove does not have any UL compliance tags on it, nor does it look like it ever did. I live in Alberta, Canada, so the UL number is somewhat grey anyway... a ULc number seems out of the question.
The stove was quite obviously installed when the house was new back in 1980. So it isnt a new install, I merely am cleaning it and putting it back
Another question is there is a thin gauge plate with 2 small bent tabs on it, it is very similar to the spark shield... I havent figured out what this plate is for. Is it some kind of holder for the shield? The plate seems quite well made and very deliberately formed. Ideas as to what it is?