question- the early 1900's "Franklin" type parlor and den stoves, with upper/lower removable "blower" type covers, slide draft controls in each cover, and grates are the "dump" type, meaning they are a one night only fire- next day it's out and dump the ashes, and start a new fire. stove resto shop told me they were made to heat one room for a short period of time. they look great. has anyone tried one ?
an MPD would be a must with a stove having this many air leaks. are they controllable at all ?
at first glance they're just a fireplace insert with covers on it. every one I've seen had the firebrick liners burned out of them, is that because they overdraft due to the loose draft covers ?