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Old 11-04-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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I have a fireplace that had been covered over for years. on removing the cover there is just a hole. the walls are not lined with anything and I know I have to have it swept if I wish to start using it again,but I am unsure what else is a must!! can I just put a fire basket into the gap to use coal or logs? or must it have something else?

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Not sure without a picture we would know what your talking about.
Always best to hire a real chimmney sweep to come clean it and check for problums. Far cheaper then having your house burn down.

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You may have a gas flue for an old gas insert----best to have a pro look at that before even thinking about starting any sort of fire.

A few photos will help----
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If you are from my province your insurance company will require a WETT certificate. (wood transfer technology transfer) for any wood burning fireplace.
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A link to WETT(Wood Energy Technology Transfer).

http://www.wettinc.ca/
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