Little did I realize that when I cleaned my flue, all the creosote and ash would fall down on top of the ceramic fiber blanket that rests on the baffle board. The dealer recommended that I remove the baffle and blanket in order to clean it out before firing up the stove this year, but it is a mystery to me how you can get the baffle out without breaking it. I did indeed break the baffle, and would like to avoid having to buy a new one if possible. In order to hold the baffle together while re-installing it, would it be OK to glue it back together with hi-temp furnace cement on top of a piece of 18-gauge mild steel sheet, cut to the same shape and size as the baffle, and glue the baffle to the sheet metal? The air tubes would then be in direct contact with the sheet metal rather than with the baffle. Would that somehow interfere with the stove's proper operation? Thank you.