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Old 02-28-2009, 04:47 AM   #1
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Is it alright for insulation to touch a heating duct?


I have an older furnace that pumps out really hot air. Is it ok for normal insulation to touch the duct work?

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Old 02-28-2009, 07:13 AM   #2
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Is it alright for insulation to touch a heating duct?


Depends on the insulation, but probably OK. Even really hot air will not be much over 100 deg, and most insulation is fire resistant. The plenum is usually the hottest spot, and you can usually even hold your hand on that.

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Yes. Not even a problem.
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Is it alright for insulation to touch a heating duct?


As long as its not the paper backing touching the vent
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Is it alright for insulation to touch a heating duct?


Its unfaced blue jeans insulation - it has a class A fire rating.

Here are some pictures of the kitchen remodel progress. The vent in question is the last photo. The insulation is stuffed up at the top. Most of the duct work is also wrapped with thin foam/foil. Best part is that since I put the insulation in, I cant hear the tenants conversations upstairs any more.

http://remodel.myauctionlinks.com/kitchen2.php

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Old 02-28-2009, 03:46 PM   #6
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Is it alright for insulation to touch a heating duct?


Ok for the duct work. There are clearences for combustibles to close to the exhaust vent...of a gas appliance

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