Hi everyone, I have been reading the forum for quite a while and have finally purchased a stove. Although some might not be crazy about them, and others like them a lot, I bought a US Stoves APS1100B EPA non-catalytic stove. I got it from Tractor Supply on clearance. I was trying to find a home depot anywhere in my region that stocked the Englander stoves but none do. Lowes stocks the Pleasant Hearth stoves but since they are fairly new and there wasn't much info, I went with the USS. So now the install issues.....I bought a ceiling support kit, split lock stove pipe, insulated chimney pipe, and other odds and ends for the install. I plan to make a tile hearth on 1/4 in. HardieBacker, as my stove only requires 1/4 in. non-combustible pad. So I found where my stove will sit and centered in between the ceiling joists getting ready to cut my hole for the ceiling support. I sent a screw up through the sheetrock to go up in the attic and see where I was. Well the ceiling joists are so close to the roof due to the taper of my full hip roof, that I don't have room for the insulation shield unless it sticks through the roof into the flashing. It is either that or put an offset in the stove pipe to bring it out further up the roof. Any advice? Is it bad to have an offset bringing the pipe out toward you if you are looking at the stove? Is there a limit on the angle? I really don't like this split wall imperial pipe from Lowes. It is very difficult to work with and I can see gaps in their adjustable 90 degree elbows. I might have to return that. Thank you so much. I hope this wasn't too long of a post. I respect the knowledge you guys have and hope you can help.