07:46AM | 07/09/05
Member Since: 07/08/05
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What is the best way to insulate a fireplace on each side and at the rear? I want to fill in the gaps before the cultured stone is put in place. A salesperson at ********** said the any insulation for the home that DOES NOT HAVE a PAPER BACKING would be fine. Can anyone help? I don't want my house to burn down.


06:27PM | 07/09/05
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
You need to provide lots more information before anyone can answer.

Is this fireplace an metal insert that goes in a chase?

Is it enclosed by framework with fire-reated drywall?

Where and what, precisely, are you trying to insulate?


02:47PM | 07/11/05
Member Since: 07/08/05
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The firepace is a metal insert that goes into a chase. The framework for the chase is pressed plywood. Eventually on the outside of the chase will be cultured stone. I want to insulate it to keep as much air from coming into the house.


07:58PM | 07/12/05
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
The chase will be framed and insulated in a typical fashion with R-factors set by your local codes.

The studs must be drywalled on the inside of the chase and may need to be fire-rated X-type gypsum board depending on the clearance and combustion requirements of the wood insert.

You need to consult the manufacturer's installation instructions for clearances because it will depend on the unit.


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