Just a note of caution.. flue gases need to be somewhat hot to work with the combustion process in the burner compartment. is the newport lined in a type of fire brick? (also for good combustion) You would not want the gases condensing into water and dripping back down into the stove.
Yes, I considered flu temp.
Waiting for DN experts to chime in.
Very good heads up ... Thank you for keeping an eye on me.
I'll need training wheels for a while.