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Old 03-05-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
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Completely plug a duct that is never used but can't be removed?


There is much more to this story, but I'll make it simple.
I have a 4" duct that I can't remove, but I would like to completely plug it. Sticking a small towel in there has worked perfectly, but I worry about safety or insurance issues. Any recommendations for something I can stick in there to quickly and safely plug it? Or maybe some sort of expanding foam? I am open to anything but unfortunately it is a tight area to work in. I have googled like crazy, but all I get is info about that goop you put outside your ducts to seal them.

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There is much more to this story, but I'll make it simple.
I have a 4" duct that I can't remove, but I would like to completely plug it. Sticking a small towel in there has worked perfectly, but I worry about safety or insurance issues. Any recommendations for something I can stick in there to quickly and safely plug it? Or maybe some sort of expanding foam? I am open to anything but unfortunately it is a tight area to work in. I have googled like crazy, but all I get is info about that goop you put outside your ducts to seal them.
seal a 4" cap on the pipe... picture would help

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Thanks, but seal it with what? Is there caulk for inside ducts? I won't be able to use any sorts of tools besides my hands.

Unfortunately, it is too cramped to get a picture that would make any sense to anyone.
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If the 4' pipe is not connected to the chimney and the concern is only about safety or insurance then the towel is fine. Anyone in the trade however would use a 4" cap and screw, seal or tape to secure.
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One of these and some foil tape and your done.
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Thanks, I'll try the cap. Hopefully it will easily fit, since it will be hard to maneuver it at all.

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