How is a wood stove insert installed?
We've thought about getting a wood stove insert to replace our fireplace. However, I just wonder how it would be 'inserted'. The existing fireplace is 26 years old with a floor-to-ceiling stone facade. The stones actually overlap the fireplace a little, so I don't think you'd ever be able to pull the fireplace into the house without destroying the wall.
Can inserts be installed through the chase outside? The chase is finished in cheap T-111 siding.