Is insulation allowed around a chimney flue in the attic? I inspected a house today, there was no chase in the attic just the pre fab flue (do not know if it is 2 walled or not. Insulation was in contact with the flue. I wrote it up as need a specialist evaluation.
Next house today was an attic gas furnace and the vent pipe was surrounded by batt insulation stapled to the attic ceiling. Is that allowed since there is paper on the back side of batt insulation. Seems to me that it is a possible fire hazrd. Any comments please email email@example.com
thanks in advance