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Old August 9th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #1
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Anyone use something like this in their fireplace?

http://www.amazon.com/Fireplace-Chim.../dp/B0001HA8MC

If so, do you notice a difference in air leaks, utility bills, etc?

Are there better options to seal a fireplace?
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Old August 9th, 2011, 02:54 PM   #2
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Anyone use something like this in their fireplace?

http://www.amazon.com/Fireplace-Chim.../dp/B0001HA8MC

If so, do you notice a difference in air leaks, utility bills, etc?

Are there better options to seal a fireplace?
No, but I bet barry is gonna need one for his anus pretty soon...
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Old August 9th, 2011, 02:55 PM   #3
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Fill it with your natural gas.

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I have one, works, but not as good as my custom hard foam/plywood I made
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Old August 9th, 2011, 03:04 PM   #4
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I tried them but they kept catching on fire.
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I just use this roof top damper

nice write up
http://www.superiorchimney.net/firep...ney-flues.html

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Old August 9th, 2011, 04:12 PM   #6
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No, but I bet barry is gonna need one for his anus pretty soon...


He is gonna wish his day had went a lot different, and not much love from GL4.4bromance club either.


I plug mine (6" cap or whatever it is called) from the roof when done using the wood stove, then remove it before burning again?????
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I want something that can be easily put in and taken out. We don't use the fireplace much during the winter, but we enjoy it once in a while. Thought this pillow thing might be the ticket. If it cuts down on even 80% of the leakage it would be a huge savings.
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I just use this roof top damper

nice write up
http://www.superiorchimney.net/firep...ney-flues.html
This...

I worked for a chimmney repair/sweep for a few years. We installed these regularly for right under $200.

Effective solution. Has a rubber gasket that when you pull down on the cable seals up against the top of the Flue tile. A simple bracket bolts to the wall of the fire box and a piece of chain at the bottom of the cable slides into grooves cut in the bracket when you lull down on the damper lid.

Great warranty also as I recall..
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