what insulation to use for brick wall

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what insulation to use for brick wall

Post by ant67 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:14 am

hi all ,ive got a wood fire that i use alot in the living room,when i was out in the garage the other day ,i put my hand on the brick wall behind where the fire is, i could feel the heat coming from the other side ,i want to put insulation on this
wall to keep the heat in ,any one know what sort of insulation i should use and if i need to put in a air gap ,the wall is in the garage and is made from single brick ,any help would be great thanks :-)
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Re: what insulation to use for brick wall

Post by kellys_eye » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:01 pm

Why do you want to 'keep it in'? The bricks will act as a heat store and release the energy when the fire goes out. True, some will be lost to the garage but not enough to justify insulating the wall.

The ideal solution would be to stop it getting INTO the wall in the first instance. Doing this would mean decreasing the distance between fire and wall and there are rules to follow re the spacing so the issue becomes more complicated.
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