I have had some customers ask if they needed a new stove.  Apparently some other sweeps in attempting to upsell have told them their stove was “worn out”.  Well in each case the stove was not rusty, nothing was broken, no refractory bricks missing, baffle in place, door gasket was almost new.  No they did not need a new stove, the person was simply attempting to make a sale.  Yes the stove was an older model, yes there are far better and more efficient stoves available today and yes it would be a good idea for them to upgrade.. but do not tell them their stove is worn out.  There are many older stoves in use today that are still in good condition and installed in a fully code compliant way.   Here is one in photo.. is it good or not?