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I have an older house and have a brick and mortar chimney that has its backside exposed in the garage, I would like to put a workbench along the wall where this exposed chimney is. The chimney is used with a wood burning fireplace that I use frequently, the backside of the chimney gets very warm (almost to hot to touch in areas). I am aware this is not up to code now-a-days. I am wondering what I can put over this exposed chimney that would be safe (not a fire hazard), and then put pegboard over that. Drywall? Denshield? Durock? or is it better to leave a void and build a "wall" away from the chimney. Something else?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
 

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First you need to define
" backside of the chimney gets very warm (almost to hot to touch ". Is that 50* F or 150*F?
 
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