Basemenrt reno advice

I am finishing up my basement reno job and have all my outside walls insulated an vapour barriered. I am now wondering whatto do with my fireplace/chimnet foundation. This is located in the center of the basement and not on an outside wall. Should I insulate this area and vapour barrier it as well. or just put the gyproc up without insulation and VB? Since it is in the middle of the basement I am not sure if there is moisture or not.
The basement will be heated with oil hot water/cast iron rads in case this info is neeeded.
Please advise as to what the proper procedure is.
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Not being an outside wall it doesn't need the insulation and vapor barrier.
You may want to strap it though for drywall installation.
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You cannot attach anything directly to the brick. You need to maintain at least a 2" clearance between the chimney and any combustible materials like wood. Your local codes may require more spacing. If you want to cover it in, build a partition wall around it attaching the top the ceiling joists and the bottom to the concrete floor.
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On 15 Mar 2006 10:49:57 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

Or you could just plaster it. Is it big enough (2' on any side) to count as a "wall" all by itself, and therefore require power outlets? That changes the rules, if it is.
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The fireplace is actually on the main floor and not in the basement. The foundation of the chimney and fireplace are in the basement. Not sure if this makes a difference.
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The fireplace is actually on the main floor and not in the basement. The foundation of the chimney and fireplace are in the basement. Not sure if this makes a difference.

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