Hi Everyone - Anyone? Okay. This is my first post and, I realize you must be mostly guys, so I will say by way of disclaimer that whatever you tell me here might get my husband in trouble. So there, it's out! Well, here's the deal. My husband bought a woodstove - Ponderosa - and had it installed into our zero clearance insert. We have an iron piece fitted against the back wall of the insert (the guy who cleaned our zero clearance noticed a crack in the insert wall so that was the fix). He then recommended some buddies to install the stove. It seemed to be a clear shot in with no room at the back but some on the sides (wider at the front and narrowing as it slopes back). The chimney pipe is a triple wall. They fit it in, hooked up the pipe and the thing looks like it was made for the spot. There was no offset on the piping as far as I know. Here are my questions. Is this a safe set-up? Husband says yes, guys installing say yes, wife is nervous. The guys also put insulation on both sides of the stove and fabricated metal seals to go over the front of the insert where the open part is on either side. We have smelled what smells like something burning so my husband pulled off the front panel on one side and pulled out the insulation. That seemed to cool things off and the smell was better but, should we pull it out of the other side too? Should we have the front panels on at all or is this causing the stove to heat the insert box too much? If the panels are off will the stove still be effiecient and/or more importantly, safe? I've got kids here and I don't want an unsafe situation. My husband says I'm going to listen to everyone else and not him but, the stakes are high and I have to risk the wrath. Can you all help me and answer all my questions? Thank you so much.