Hello everyone, this will be my first year burning wood as my main heat source. I have learned much by reading the forums here but am having trouble finding a concrete answers about the following that I hope someone can shed some light on. I will be purchasing a PE Super 27 because of the close clearance tolerances allowed by the stove design. My question is this. Can i further reduce the clearances to combustibles by using wall protection also. I thought I read somewhere that if the stove is using heat shields already in the design of the stove that you can't reduce the clearances anymore by adding wall protection. That just doesn't seem to be logical to me but I am no master of logic either. I like the idea of using sheet metal wall protection spaced out 1" and therefore getting the stoves corner installation at 1.5" from the wall. I have a desire to keep as much floor space as possible in the room where the stove will be located and if I can get the stove to that tolerance I will be able to use my current Hearth Pad that I built for my pellet stove. Just trying to be lazy i guess after cutting and hauling all that wood!