We are in the process of installing a wood stove in our finished basement where there was existing chimney. My hub insists on doing the work himself. He framed out a corner for the stove. There are wooden studs in the walls, but duarock on both sides (with no spacers other than the natural air between the studs) and on the front there is an additional 3 inches of blue stone that he mounted and cemented to the duarock. The problem is, he didn't read the clearances that were recommended for the stove before he did this work. One of his friends told him be needed 11" and now that he is done and is looking at the book...11" is not enough to combustible materials. He thinks that we can consider his back con-combustible, but I am concerned because the wood studs do not have the spacers on them. Can anyone advise? I am in a panic about this! I am afraid that heaven forbid something happens our insurance won't cover it because it was not properly cleared, not to mention the worry about death, destruction, etc.!