Please excuse my ignorance. I just bought an old brown Franco Belge enamel coal stove and after spending a few hours on the site, I am interested in getting it restored, installed and fired up. No way I can afford the upcoming heating season without a coal or wood supplement. Coal sounds like a good solution for me and for the country.
There was no manual, and I am not even sure of the model number...12-80? I don't even know if all the parts are there, if it is sound, etc. I know three of the glass strips on the door need replacement and part of the center shaker has sheared off. When it is sound, I could use some insight on the best way to vent it up my clay-lined fireplace and whether I need to pipe, re-line, etc. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to be heating self-reliant. Thanks!