New PE FP25 install

begreen

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Progress. Will the chase be insulated? How will the mantle be attached and hung?
 

jdrenckpohl

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Maple Valley, WA
Yes they insulated the chase up to about 8 feet. At that point there is plywood sheeting closing off the upper portion of the chase. Ceilings are 13 feet or so and will have spray foam insulation.

Mantel will be mounted with so met similar to this
 

begreen

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Sounds good. There should be a metal firestop surrounding the chimney pipe as it passes through the plywood ceiling in the chase. This maintains the 2" min. clearance requirement for the chimney pipe.
 

begreen

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Yes they insulated the chase up to about 8 feet. At that point there is plywood sheeting closing off the upper portion of the chase. Ceilings are 13 feet or so and will have spray foam insulation.

Mantel will be mounted with so met similar to this
How much does the mantelpiece weigh? The thick fir piece appears to be pushing the rating of this bracket. It would be good to verify first with the mfg. before sealing anything up in the wall. It says the hollow rods can support up to 60# each, so I think you will want 4 rods. The single flat 2x4 doesn't seem like much to secure to. It might be good to add on top for blocking?
Yes it looks like there is a metal collar. I can only see from the bottom looking up
That's sounds good.

Do you have a good stash of split firewood already seasoning?
 
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