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    Default Re: Electrical cable inside of chimney chase

    How would you have proper fire blocking if the chase has a cable running through it? I'm going to say that it is a No, No.

    After I think about it for a moment, I guess you could have an outlet or line for the fireplace to power a blower. But it would not be running down the chase.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
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    Default Re: Electrical cable inside of chimney chase

    Just keep the NM cable away from the chimney vent.

    If the cable runs through a firestop, seal around it just like you do when a cable runs through a top plate (fireblock).

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Smile Re: Electrical cable inside of chimney chase

    The rest of the chase is ordinary construction. As long as the cable is stapled and fireblocked, I see no problems. Done all the time.
    bob

    Keep the fire in the fireplace.

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