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dagutter 04-20-2012 05:26 PM

Bricking up a fireplace
I have removed a gas fire and I was wondering the best way to close the hole up. Not thet good with DIY. Would rather use plasterboard than bricks.
Do I need a vent in it ?

dagutter 04-21-2012 02:36 AM

Bump please

stuart45 04-21-2012 04:08 AM

Yes you do need a vent, and also at the top or you may get dampness in the chimney breast.

TRUEPRO 04-24-2012 07:40 AM

Cap the top of the chimney to eliminate any possibility of water damage. This will eliminate the need for any vent.

stuart45 04-24-2012 09:43 AM

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If dagutter is in the UK, which he probably is as he said plasterboard, the chimney needs to be vented with an air brick at the bottom and a terminal like this at the top.
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