Are clearances measured up to the height of a stove or do you need to be at the "manufacturers suggested" clearance for a complete wall?
Here is my scenario.....MArk1 is 32 inches tall. Will sit directly in front of my fireplace which is, oddly enough, made of brick and not combustible.
At 37 and a half inches up my wood mantle sticks out 1 1/8 inch. At 42 inches up it goes out to 8 inches.
I plan on using a heat shield, which I understand reduces clearance by 50% (which, for the Mark 1 would take it from 24 to 12 inches).
Do I need to be 12 inches out from the outermost portion of the wall (edge of mantle), regardless of the height of that point.
Also, is the clearance measured directly behind (or to the sides) by the width of the unit? Unit is 20 inches wide. Would I need a wider heat shield?
Not drinking, just having a hard time trying to put my question into words.