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Old 07-15-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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I live in a 2 floor house + a basement. The fireplace is on the 1st floor and there is what appears to be a cleanout in the basement.

I want to close it up, so my plan is to brick off the hole and drywall over it.

My question(s) are :

1) I'm going to glue the drywall to the brick. Can I drywall over an air brick or is that too tight of an air gap?

2) Can I eliminate the air brick all together and leave the cleanout open in the basement?


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Ok so what's "air brick"?
Cap off the top and any openings.
Install strapping to the brick with Tap Con screws, then sheetrock.
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Ok so what's "air brick"?
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One of these.
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In the UK you have to ventilate an unused flue because of damp problems.
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One of these.
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In the UK you have to ventilate an unused flue because of damp problems.
exactly.
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