I honestly believe coal stoves would become very unpopular to many is the process you practice was needed! There has to be a solution sans such extreme measures.
With my age, dodgy shoulder and even worse right knee, my days of performing Swan Lake are over too. No two situations are alike and as it is in the basement I can afford not to be pretty. Powervent remove - 5 minutes including plywood cover. Saran wrap two minutes. Removing combustion blower and rolling road apparatus 10-15 minutes. Moving stove to other side of room ( it's now quite light) 30 seconds. Installing Mr beer kegs and making summer beer in the hole left - 14 hours a day, three months of hard labor and possible liver damage. Peace of mind - priceless.Next time you replace the SS lining on your chimney please give me a breakdown.