So I bought a house last year that had a Century FW240007 wood stove in it with the ugliest looking hearth pad and wall protectors. I then remodeled my house during the winter, so I took out the stove and put it in my completely packed shed until I decided if I wanted to put it back in. I did some research along with going to a place that sells wood stoves and the salesman there seemed like he knew what he was talking about. I asked him what clearances do I need for my stove and if I definitely needed to put a wall protector. He said that on the back of the stove should be diagrams of the clearances. He also said that as long as I go off of the diagram I should be fine for the wall. The diagram on the back says if you are putting your stove on a diagonal into a corner then you need 7" on the sides, and 15" to centerline of pipe to wall and for floor you need 8" on sides and 16" in front. So maybe, maybe not I jumped the gun and built my ceramic tiled hearth on top of my vinyl flooring that's on concrete slab according to those dimensions(picture File too large to upload). I have approx. 48 x 48 2x4 platform (3 1/2" high) then put 1/2" plywood on that, then 3/8" or 1/2" durock, then ceramic tile. Question 1: Does that seem like it is correct/safe? Seeing I like to jump the gun, I lit a small fire as soon as I got it in and everything seemed good except for pipes were crimped and placed in wrong direction because of previous house owner. Next night I got fire barrier caulking and applied it around the pipes and wouldn't you know it I lit a little bit bigger fire before the caulk cured and house started to smoke up. Luckily it did because my fire alarm went off and I went to check the pipes and I felt the wall next to it and it was hot as can be. So I think I am going to make a ceramic tiled wall protector over durock. And that is why I am here posting this long ass thread....I like to tell stories I guess...so my next questions............. 1. Do I need a 1" spacer off wall or can I put durock over sheetrock then tile over durock? 2. If I need spacer do I need full openings on sides, top and bottom and how much off bottom? 3. If I need openings can they be incremental openings for aesthetic purposes or whole thing? 4. Any clearances for electrical? If you are still reading I am impressed...and if you respond with some knowledge I would be most grateful... Thanks!