Like the title says, I'm new and I need some expert help. I just got this Lopi stove from my dad for free (it was used briefly by my deceased grandfather as well) I'm wanting to install it for a backup heat source. My house is totally electric, so if the power goes out, I have no heat. I figure this stove would work great in an emergency for both heat and a cooking surface. Other than emergencys, I don't plan on using it any, except maybe during thanksgiving or Christmas meals (more for ambiance, than for heat...) My chimney is right behind this drywall, you can see where the previous owners had something hooked up to it, and later covered up the hole. Here is the chimney in the attic, directly above the stove. Notice that it does not protrude through the roof, it ends just underneath it. Here is the top of the chimney, the hole is 8.5" in diameter. A view of the side: And a view of the inside: I know what you're thinking, no that's not an animal down there, it's just some shiny rocks that in the camera flash looked like an animal with glowing eyes. It freaked me out too! To me, the chimney looks like it's in great shape, what do you guys think? So anyways, I know I need to line the chimney with a 6" liner (to match the 6" opening on the stove). I know about all the clearance issues, and how to properly reduce clearances using shields and such. What I don't know is how to properly transition from the black pipe coming off the stove to the side of the chimney, going through the drywall. Another thing I'm stumped on is how to come off the top of the chimney and go through the roof, I know I can't just have the liner pop through the roof, it needs a special box or something. So what parts do I specifically need to make those two transitions? I was planning on ordering my liner and stuff from woodlanddirect.com, but it seems I can't find the proper parts to push through the roof, as well as the side of the drywall. Also, about the hearth pad. Would a sheet of cement board, covered with some 1/4" tile, set directly on the wood (cutting away the carpet) work for a hearth pad, and keep the wood slat floor from smoldering? Also, I don't have a lot of room for a huge hearth pad, it wouldn't look right and could be a trip hazard. Since I'm not going to use the stove very often, if any, I wondered if I could make the hearth pad rather narrow in the front. I understand I'd be risking embers and ashes setting my carpet on fire. But I figured I could simply lay down a fire-retardant rug in front of the stove whenever I am using it, and then stow the rug away for the 99% of the time the stove will not be used. Keep in mind I'm not made of money, I'm doing all the work myself with the help of my dad. We have a lot of common sense and experience about home repairs and such, but this is a bit beyond our expertise. Any help would be appreciated.