jerryf wrote:I have a crane 404 that I got used -I bought new glass for it - but i need to know the best way to hook it up.
We have no chimney but have made a nice location for it - see picture.
I need to know where to go get a flu kit and the process of getting it hooked up.
I would strongly suggest you talk to a contractor or two about putting in a chimney. Installing a stove is more than just cutting a hole in the wall. Masonry is best but a stainless steel is good also. The chimney and stove installation will have to be inspected by your local building inspector. Insurance companies take a dim view of houses burning down because of do-it-yourself installations.
Also does the soap stone top stay on all the time?
That is your choice - do you like the way it looks? Are you planning to cook on the stove? The soapstone will hold the heat but if you want to cook on it, the soapstone will moderate the heat.