Fireplace Plug?

Hello,
Has anyone in the group had any experience with the following item?
http://www.fireplaceplug.com/brick.htm
This is to be used to seal off an unused fireplace that is missing its original damper, due to the installation of a coal burning stove in the past. The stove has since been removed and now the home owner wants to seal off the opening. Currently, it is only sealed off with some plastic, which doesn't really afford any energy savings. Attempts were made to find an old original style damper without any success. Even if one were to be found, it wouldn't offer much with regard to insulating the area.
Does anyone have any comments on the above item? Any other ideas or recommendations to accomplish the task would also be welcome.
Thanks in advance to those who post a reply here.
Peter.
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I've stuffed a piece of unfaced fiberglass batt up there to do the job.
Steve.
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batticdoor had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/construction/Fireplace-Plug-4305-.htm : Here is some feedback on our plug:
"You have an excellent product there. When I first pulled the DraftStoppers out of the bag I was shocked at the size and thought, "this will never work". However, it just so happened that installation day was incredibly windy and I was able to smoke the fireplaces for the customer before and after installation and your plug stopped any and all air loss. It's a fantastic day when I can provide a product to my customers that is simple, straight-forward, and remarkably effective. Count on more orders from my company!" --Carl Donovan, Conservation Pros, Asheville, NC
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terryb had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/construction/Fireplace-Plug-4305-.htm : The trick with using the fiberglass plug in the fireplace is it does nothing for air sealing, and you will have air currents comming down the Chimney that you need to stop. Fiberglass is a great insulator, but if you have air movement it essentially looses its ability to hold back cold.
I would recommend the clear fireplace plug called a chimney balloon to plug the fireplace flue. You can get a chimney balloon in the size that you need for this application.
The black fireplace plug you refer to here only comes in 2 sizes and is suppose to press against an existing damper door and since you dont have a damper it wont work.
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