Patches after bricking up!


Postby kelthew » Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:51 am

I've recently bricked up my fireplace & plastered over it. The fire was in use last year burning coal. I've now gota couple of water like patches with a rusty look in one area & the plaster looks darker @ the bottom. I've taken all old lead piping out from behind what used to be an old back boiler & that was drained before using the fire.
What can I do? my house is in the middle of being sold so I need to get something done quickly & with as little expense as poss!! Thanks
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Postby blackcat » Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:22 pm

when you bricked up the firelace did you leave a air vent at the bottom to maintain a air flow though the chimmley to stop any condesation if not drill a few holes at the bottom a stick a vent on to cover the holes as for the staining if the room is painted try stain blocker then re paint hope this helps
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Postby thedoctor » Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:12 pm

See the project in the projects section called closing a fireplace.
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