Im not sure id want a barro installed in that kind of location/situation Frog
, if you cant get to it or visually see it and its in a spot with your stove in a "super heated box" (you want that air inside that super heated box to be displaced into your living room not to be sucked right up your chimney). (just my thoughts for the lil' they may be worth)
I took my road trip to Billerica & Ashby yesterday and what a trip it was! picked up a nice Crane 404! well cared for by its original owner! He bought it new in 1985 and moved it several times to every house he had... he's getting older now and loved it so much he wanted me to have it back (completing a full circle)... He also gave me a baro and the stove pipe (if anyone local needs they can have the pipe & baro).
went onward to Ashby to meet two of the nicest people ive ever met... I swear I was in a scene from "on golden pond"... husband & wife who are what EVERYONE dreams! Im sure others locally have been here because he had sort of an antique stove graveyard (mostly to far gone for me to deal with)... but I tried to help him understand why and explained on some he should part them out (example: his Glenwood rear double heater pipe or Finial from Stewart). anyways... this old timer has everything and works everything... out splitting with his john deere, horse rototiller ready in field, bobcat mower in barn, antique cars, corvettes, stoves, beautiful wife out helping in him in the fields at 28 degrees with her irish cap and cup of soup in hand for him (I thought I was in heaven for a minute)... here are some of the views of his neighbors farm... This is a place where men are men and dreams are made and people are real! (although this neighbors farm is clearly a show piece best served by Norman Rockwell, most the area is regular folk out working) .... a great day indeed and had lots of fun