The linear Fireplace side clearance ( no glass side ) is the same as back of the fireplace:
- 1” to Non-Combustible.
- 2” to Combustible. Combustible cannot be exposed behind/side of the Fireplace.
If installed in an existing corner, two option to plan and install:
- Cover existing corners, walls and wood studs or any other combustible metrical with Non-Combustible ( Cement board or Type X fire rated , ~ 1/2 ” thick or ).
- Install fireplace 2” from Non-Combustible back.
- in case of a side wall next to the front glass, install Fireplace 4″ from the side.
Back : fireplace is 2” from back Non-Combustible & 2.5” from covered Combustible existing material.
Side : Fireplace is 4″ from Non-Combustible and the fireplace glass is 7″ from the side wall . See chart below . Red line showing reflective heat from the glass .
Best option for corner unit that are installed in an existing homes and a chase is built around it.
- Construct the walls and studs on the back and side of the fireplace from Non-Combustible material. Metal studs and cement board.
- Clearance of 1” from Metal studs and Non-Combustible material.
- Any Combustible is covered with Non-Combustible and is 2” away.
- In case of a side wall , keep fireplace 4″ from the side wall .
- See chart below:
Any stud above the unit must be metal in both options above.
Please see below for more related information from the framing guide