I was hoping someone could shed some light on installing a wood stove / insert into one of these old “ vestal air “ heat circulators. It appears these metal fireplaces are put in place , connected to the flu and masonry installed around the whole assembly. I only have 24 inches of height for my rear stove pipe to then connect to a thimble before leading up the chimney through a 6 inch liner which I have yet to install. My main question is, has anyone installed a wood stove on one of these systems.
I also need to address my clearances as far as combustibles…. Larger hearth, remove wood trim / mantle