I have a wood stove find ( garbage pick ) and it is missing number 16 and number 15 in the picture cook plate and vent ring?
I priced replacement parts and they would be close to $200 shipped
I want to weld mild steel plate over the hole and weld a vent pipe fitting directly where it vents.
the stove will be in a detached garage and on a concrete floor and vented properly used for those winter projects when i don't want to freeze.
I does not have to be bullet prof or very pretty just airtight and safe enough for the location
will i get acceptable results with my arc welder!
it is cast iron can i use 1/8 steel or less for the patch?
if all goes well i will post weld and stove paint rebuilt pictures.