heat shield and stove placement
I made my heat shielf from an old electric stove. I figured if it held a roasting turkey for several hours...it would be good for a wood stove. I used the sheet metal and the insulation from the sides on the bottom and back of the wood stove. I built it over a wheelwell cause I figured that space is pretty hinky anyways. It works great. In fact, underneath of my heatshield is the coolest spot on the bus so I stuck my inverter under there. I also used double wall 6" stainless chimney pipe....a 1 piece 5 foot section. Because the wheel well makes the stove so high...I was able to use a 1 piece chimney so I didn't have to worry about it rattling apart. I screwed the chimney collar to the top of my stove and clamped the chimney with it. It's a solid unit.