Hi...... I'm new to the forum. And would like to discover some more possibilities for getting the most from my insert. Here are a couple of things I have already done. And since I did these updates I now am concerned that I may have to much heat built up in the masonry chimney. My concern is that the masonry brick inside the room above the wood stove gets hot to the touch. 1. I insulated the brick inside the fire place around the insert. 2. I insulated above the wood stove (top of the fireplace where the throat damper used to be. 3. From the top of the chimney I poured insulation around my 8" stainless steel liner filling the flue solid from the top of the smoke chamber all the way to the top of the chimney. The only heat that goes up my chimney is through the 8" stainless liner. My concern is that the masonry brick inside the house above the wood stove gets hot to the touch. I need some advice to figure out a way to get the hot air out of the smoke chamber into the room. I've considered making a couple of openings near the ceiling and making some openings in the surround. This would allow some heat to escape. Any thoughts?