Thank you for the input... I will start looking for some other stoves, that being said, the set up I'm using now, it's just overkill with the insulated stove pipe? I spent some money on that, just thinking more is betterThere is nothing gained by using chimney pipe on the stove if everything behind it is non-combustible right back to the block wall. Regular stove pipe could have been used.
The stove is not ideal. It will never be efficient or clean burning. If the goal is to heat then there are better options.