Can I use insulation around a Fireplace insert?


Old 11-06-05, 08:51 PM
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Can I use insulation around a Fireplace insert?

I just installed an Insert into an existing Masonry fireplace. Can I stuff Fibreglass insulation into the opening thar remains above the insert before I install the metal trim plate? This insulation would lie right on top of the insert. Can the Pink handle the heat?

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No. A gap around insert is necessary for air circulation. Adequate space should be available on all sides. Check your installation instructions.
Old 11-07-05, 05:06 PM
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I agree with twelvepole.
Your insert must have an approval sticker and along with the approval comes the manufacturers installation instructions.
Read it and the answer to your question will be there.

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