dcrane wrote:what happened to the old school wooden handles? I know the Chubby always included a manual damper built in the steel or cast flu (why is yours on the pipe?)
The wood handles are a thing of the past. I traded in an original rear vent Chubby and it had wood handles. Larry was amazed when I showed up with an original unit. I asked him about the wood handles and he told me he switched to wire handles because they don't get as hot as the wood handles did. I can agree, owning both styles the wire handle is much nicer to grab. The wood handle would get red hot, you would need a glove to grab it! As far as the MPD goes, the rear vent stoves included one in the rear flue but the top vent stoves don't include one. Great looking stove mikterkris!