Insulation behind a gas fire place?
Have a client that has a high level of air infiltration from behind their gas fireplaces. The house is insulated but behind the fireplaces the brick is exposed and the area along the floor is unsealed.
Can I add ridged foam to the back wall of the fireplace, seal with foam around the edges and then cover with drywall?
Do I need to work about a vapor barrier in this space?
This area seemed to be missed during inspections when the house was renovated and the draft will extinguish a candle outside of the fireplace.
Posted Oct 28, 2010 1:27 PM ET
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