So we decide to go back to the ol PE Summit for its quality, and ease of use. I think our last one was 6" from the back to combustible using double wall pipe. This one now states 71/2". It does seem like they made a few changes with the stove....hopefully it wasn't in quality! My great room isn't big so I would like to get the stove closer to the wall and use a veneer cobblestone for the hearth. My question is how much closer can I get the stove? Also, I would love some pics of a completed hearth with the air space...I'm just not envisioning how this is going to look. If it doesn't look good I'm not sure what I will do. Lastly, because my livingroom is vaulted up to a office in the loft and master bedroom..I can tell already where the heat will become trapped. I have a cold air return at the highest point and am playing with the idea of tying my OAK into my CAD so I dont have to run the furnace fan. Im thinking this light draw of air will help circulate the heat into the areas that become too warm and to areas down a hallway. This is me brainstorming...thoughts?