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From: RayRob <>
Subject: Re: [nz] Off Topic. Blocking off a chimney.
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 22:24:19 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <002501c8eb97$1b63e620$0300a8c0@AsusA3W>


Don't forget to leave one chimney free for Santa Claus !

--- On Mon, 7/21/08, Colin Borrott-Maloney <> wrote:
From: Colin Borrott-Maloney <>
Subject: Re: [nz] Off Topic. Blocking off a chimney.
To: "Rootsweb - NZ mailing list" <>
Date: Monday, July 21, 2008, 6:06 PM

WHAT A LOAD OF SOOT
GET OFF !!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gail Riddell" <>
To: "Murray Reid" <>;
<>
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: [nz] Off Topic. Blocking off a chimney.


> Pink Batts?
>
> But whatever you do at the bottom still needs to have something done
> at the top to stop the birds "Falling in"! Netting at the very
least
> (Chicken wire?)
> And what about the rain or are the chimney tops capped in some way?
>
> Gail (Te Kohanga)
>
>
> On 22/07/2008, at 12:46 PM, Murray Reid wrote:
>
>> I manage a 105 year old Remuera mansion with 10 chimneys. The house
>> is centrally heated and none of the fireplaces will be used again.
>>
>> They are a constant source of debris and draughts so I would like
>> to block them off.
>>
>> It is just too complicated and expensive to seal off the chimney
>> tops so I am looking for ideas to effectively (and safely) seal
>> them from below.
>>
>> The best idea I have come up with is to block them with thick foam,
>> such as is sold by Para Rubber for mattresses.
>>
>> Someone suggested that in the USA balloons are available just for
>> such a purpose.
>>
>> Any other ideas?
>>
>> Murray Reid
>> Auckland
>>
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