Placement of stove close to windows Every now and then I read that woodstoves should not be placed in front of windows, though I have never heard the explanation. The obvious reason is that glass is an excellent conductors and even the best windows aren't great insulators (compared to wall), and that placing a stove near a window (especially where heat can radiate directly) will result in significant amounts of heat going right out the window, as it were (without requiring that the windows be open). Is it as simple as that, or are there other dynamics at work? My current installation is fairly close to a few big (single pane!) windows, and I can't see doing anything the placement issue for the next 20 years or so, or until I put another roof on; I'm certainly not going to trade away my straight-shot stovepipe/chimney configuration and gobble up half of the living room just to get away from the windows. But understanding the concern might help me find some other ways to mitigate the problem. Stove hotter on one side than the other Does anyone now which side is hotter on a new Jotul 602? Seems to me that a dealer mentioned that one side was hotter, but I can't remember which. Why is this? Is it true of other/all stoves?