Howdy, First post here and I'm looking for some help with interpreting the clearance requirements of my stove. I purchased an Avalon Arbor (Lopi Leyden) wood stove 1.5 years ago to install in a new construction 1,700 sq. ft. single story home. I provided the manual to our chimney guy who built a brick hearth and back wall for the stove. There is no 1" air space behind the brick back wall. There are gaps of 1/4" here and there, but it was not set off from the drywall with spacers. Single wall stovepipe connects the stove to a clay tile masonry chimney via the thimble. A masonry pass through goes through the wall from the brick to the chimney. I know that this was built to the 12" x 12" specs because I saw the chunk of wall that he cut out (the house is a factory-built modular). So, given the lack of 1" air space between the brick back wall and the drywall behind it, how close can I place the back of my stove to the brick wall? Does the unventilated brick provide any clearance reduction at all? Here is a link to the Arbor owner's manual: http://avalonfirestyles.com/TravisDocs/100-01190_003.pdf As a down draft stove, this thing gets quite hot in the back when the combuster is lit. It has a built-in rear heat shield. I'll take measurements of my current clearances and post photos of the install this evening. Thanks in advance for your help.