I just got an older Morso 2B. Should it have brick lining or plates in it? It has just a horizontal baffle inside at the top and the small hanging smoke valve flap just inside the top of the door. Also does anyone have a diagram or manual for this? Or any tips or experience with this stove. Thanks.
The modern one has side plates, but I don't know about the old unit. Seems like it would. You could try asking the folks at https://hearthlink.com/ for assistance and info. Also, try calling woodmans. https://www.woodmanspartsplus.com/
The stove will need to be on a proper hearth that extends at least 8" from the sides and back and 16" in front and should be insulated to R-1.19. As an unlisted stove it will need 36" from the walls, side and back unless there is a proper wall shield in place. Before burning, put an inch of play sand in the bottom or an inch of wood ash.
I have a 2b of that vintage too. I have an original manual I can upload if you want it. The baffles are hard to get I think I ordered mine from Woodman's. I had to use a two piece baffle that goes to a newer version but it fits well.