Installation advice for Intrepid (1982)

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Nov 16, 2023
Western Massachusetts
Was gifted a VC Intrepid (1982 back plate) with the intent to use in my 1915-1920s two story house. The house has a central fireplace that I haven't used before, but I've been on the roof, looked down the chimney and the tile appears clean and in good condition (from the top).

Looking for advice on adapting for use with the existing chimney (with liner) or install to an external wall with a dedicated pipe, pluses and minuses, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Started delving into the wealth of information on this site and appreciate any advice about an install or operating tips for this wood stove.