can I use a disused fireplace to house dvd player etc?


Postby question22 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:38 pm

Hi, I have a disused fireplace that was closed up and a gas fire installed before I moved in. I have removed the gas fire and had the gas sealed off there are some bricks missing and I can see the old fireplace. My flatscreen is mounted on the wall above it and I want to know if I can have the chimney blocked/weatherproofed so I can house my dvd player, ps3 etc in that space without worrying that rain etc can get down and damage it. There is quite a strong breeze coming through the hole in the bricks, I have read about airbricks and cowls, will these suffice? I can't seem to find any topics about this, thanks in advance
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Postby welsh brickie » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:52 pm

you must seal the chimney completly to make it watertight.Then install an airvent in the chimney breast.
I have done the same idea in my previous house.
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Postby question22 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:04 pm

Excellent, could you tell me roughly the cost and the time it would take to block the chimney? thanks again
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Postby welsh brickie » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:35 pm

i would say if your having someone do it for you £100-150
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