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Old 04-20-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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Bricking up a fireplace


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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 ?
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Yes you do need a vent, and also at the top or you may get dampness in the chimney breast.
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Cap the top of the chimney to eliminate any possibility of water damage. This will eliminate the need for any vent.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:43 AM   #5
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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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