Framing/Insulation around basement fireplace

nb14February 22, 2012

Hi all! New to the site here.

I have recently purchased a home that has an unfinished basement with a block foundation. I plan on finishing this space. I will be using 2" XPS to insulate the walls followed by 2x4 framing over the insulation.

My dilemma:

There is a red brick fireplace against one wall. How would one go about insulating/framing around the fireplace? I understand that XPS is quite combustible, so how close can I get to the fire place brick work?

Kinda of a side question as well, but if I planned to mount a TV over the fireplace, would I place the XPS on the wall above the fireplace as well?

Thanks in advance!


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how close can I get to the fire place brick work?

If the fireplace is built to modern Codes, the XPS and wood can go directly on the brick and above the fireplace too.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 10:52PM
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