Originally Posted by A-Bone
*yikes*... free can sometimes be expensive... be careful if there is anything wrong with the stove.. the gaskets going bad being the most dangerous because (A) often you can't see them all & (B) because you can't control the fire once it gets going if you can't control the air flow..
Yeah... we'll be around..
I checked it out on Saturday night and it is decent shape. It is a Hearthstone soapstone, but there is a crack in the soapstone in the front. If I am not mistaken, these stoves are lined with fire brick, correct? I would replace the gaskets anyway, since the graphite rope isn't all that expensive, and a hell of a lot cheaper than actually buying a woodstove. People around here seem to know for the most part what these things are worth, and a used stove in decent shape goes for several hundred bucks.