Please bear with me....a bit of history 1st. I have a 1500sq.ft. 110 year old house that up until this year was not insulated except for the attic which was poorly done. Three years ago with the help of this forum I bought and installed an Englander 30 stove. It was done per the manual and was inspected by the building inspector and insurance company.....no problems. I installed close to the minimum installation clearances. The Englander 30 manual says that the minimum side clearance on a protected surface is 12" when side shields and double wall pipe are installed. I am using stove board as the protected surface to protect the wall. I installed the stove 13.5" away from the wall and 12.5" away from the stove board. The stove board being used to protect the wall is spaced away from the wall with 1" ceramic spacers and the board itself is 1.5" spaced off of the floor. The top of the stove board is about a foot higher than the top of the stove. Okay....back to the question. In my opinion the wall still gets way to hot. The portion of the wall above the stove board has measured as high as 180 with an IR temp gun. The stove board directly near the side of the stove has measured well above 200. This is with the 30 going full tilt with a surface temp of 800+ and with the fans off. When I turn the fan on, the stove top and wall temps come down a bit. So I'm wondering......does the Englander 30 throw a TON of heat off of its sides compared to many other stoves? Why do I ask??? This summer I embarked on a large project and my 1500 sqft. home is now properly insulated and air sealed. The 30 is going to be way too much stove. The hearth I built is a bit large as well and the whole installation takes up more space than I'd like in the room. If I move to a smaller stove (like a BK Sirocco/Chinook 20), I can install a much smaller hearth pad. This will give me much more floor space which I really desire. The Sirocco/Chinook 20 require about 10.75" of side clearance, on an unprotected surface. The Million Dollar Question: Do smaller stoves like the BK's mentioned above put out a lot less heat out their sides when compared to an Englander 30? If I were to install the BK's at say, 11-12" of side clearance.....would my now unprotected wall be hotter or cooler than it is now? Anyone have experience in a situation like this? Sorry for the long post, I just wanted to get all the details in there. Thanks in advance!