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Old 04-22-2014, 10:08 PM   #1
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Insulation around chimney?


Hello all. I am going to be insulating the bottom of the trusses in my garage soon and would like to know if I should insulate around the chimney.
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Guess the building inspector as not needed on this job.
There was suppose to be at least a 2" from the chimney to any combustible material.
Just shoot some fire rated expanding foam in the gaps. Large gaps you can use unfaced fiberglass.
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Guess the building inspector as not needed on this job.
There was suppose to be at least a 2" from the chimney to any combustible material.
Just shoot some fire rated expanding foam in the gaps. Large gaps you can use unfaced fiberglass.
Thank you, Joe
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Use some Roxul on the chimney and seal the gaps as Joe said. Hopefully you got the chimney flashing and roof leak fixed?
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Use some Roxul on the chimney and seal the gaps as Joe said. Hopefully you got the chimney flashing and roof leak fixed?


Yes, thankfully the previous owner took care of the leak.
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