Hi Folks - I need your opinions, the more, the merrier. We are building a small house, and have bought a La Nordica Millie cook stove to go in one side of the kitchen. My husband stopped by the local fireplace/wood stove store to buy a couple of elbows to we could dry fit them before the roofers come back tomorrow. (They are in charge of the boot that goes over the chimney pipe, and we wanted to make sure the portion of the pipe that is inside the house was at the correct elevation above the floor.) Well, the guy at the store asked Mike some questions, and Mike drew a diagram of the set up. Then the guy said there is no way this will draft properly, and the house will be filled with smoke. This will be only our second wood stove, but we are careful people and not idiots. In my years of research I recall seeing many pipe set ups similar to our intended one. Do they all not draft? I have scanned Mike's drawing so you can see distances and heights. We wanted the chimney pipe to go out the center of the roof ring in the middle of the octagon because putting it to one side right above the stove would mean that we'd need several supports to steady it in our high wind area, and those kinds of supports don't work well with standing seam roofs. Thank you so much for any ideas you have.