Does anyone have a source for economical cast iron feed doors for the fire box? I prefer one with damping ability. I have considered an old wood stove bur that would not have a frame for installation into the masonry.
Source for cast iron feed doors
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Have you looked at a Barrel stove kit from your farm supply store, they come with a door with a frame, and the door has a slide damper built into it, its big enough for chunk wood.
You probably wouldn't need the whole kit, just the door, but maybe somebody else would need the legs and other parts to repair a wood stove they had.
here is a link of what I'm talking about, on ebay, was just the first one that came up on the search, but it will give you the idea.
You can find those Barrel stove kits at your local farm supply stores and even Menards and Lowes from time to time, that way you can get your hands on them and look at them prior to purchase, they are all pretty similar, and then you can pick the one you like from local/online.