I recently picked up a VC Resolute for the grand total of $0 and I have a few questions. My plan is to set the stove on my existing fireplace hearth and run a double wall liner up my chimney. I'm wanting to go with an insert to use in the upstairs of my house in a few years when money isn't so tight and I'll need the liner at that point. In the mean time I was given the Resolute and would like to put it to work in the living room. The front of my hearth is very small meaning it doesn't come out very far from the fire place. What kind of clearance do I need between the back of the stove and the brick? I'm thinking I can set it right up against the brick where the Resolute has a heat shield on it. If my measurements are correct when I set the stove on the hearth the front legs will be within 1 inch of the front edge. Is this acceptable? If it isn't what a good small hearth pad I can use? The only way I'm getting the okay for this with the wife is if it doesn't stick out into the room to much. Here's a few pics of the stove and 1 of the hearth to give you an idea of what I'm working with.