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Is the forum aware of a cook stove that could take the place of a wood burning insert in an old brick fireplace or the process at which to turn a wood insert back into a useable fireplace?
 
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Scott; Investigate rocket mass heaters , they have been retrofitted to fireplaces before. Search the rocket stove forum here at permies and i'm sure you can find info about doing this.
 
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I've built several rocket mass heaters, and this is not what I am looking for for this application. thank you
 
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Fisher made fireplace inserts and also the papa bear had a rear exiting flue which could be run up a chimney and all Fisher stoves had a flat top that works great for cooking but no oven. I have used mine as an oven though by simply putting a wire rack on the top of the stove and using a cover. I also use a dutch oven on top of our wood stove.

Never heard of a wood cook stove insert though. As far as converting an insert to a wood stove, my neighbor heats his house with an insert just using it as a freestanding stove.
 
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