I have just removed bricks that were blocking up the original
fireplace it must have been bricked up over 75 years ago I expected it
to be full of soot and it was along with some sort of other dust and
bits of stone even bits of wood there was so much crap in there I
started to worry so I thought I would get the chimney swept but I
first went outside to see what the stack was like...and there isn't
one ( gable end ) I went into the loft to see what might be there but
I can't get to that area.
1) Could it be possible that the stack *has been removed and the
rubble from it dropped down inside.
2) If that has happened how do I have a new gas fire installed if the
chimney is/might be blocked.
3) Is there a way to install a gas fire without removing all the
4) What are my alternatives.
I have cleared all the rubble that I found at first and felt up to see
if there is anymore (yeah daft I know) and it feels clear an I have no
intention of getting a torch and having a look.
All the refurb is going to done by a builder as there is such a lot to
be done and I am not physically equipped to do anything that involves
standing on my feet.
I know it must have been done 75yrs ago as it as been shop for over
100 yrs ago we have been here for 33 yrs the prev owner 10 yrs ago and
the next door neighbors have lived there since before that and don't
recall having seen a fireplace in that room ever and she is 85yrs old.
I will appreciate any help.
Exactly. The usual reason given is that buyers would be put off, but
I'm sure lots would buy, if not everyone.
Time for a new range of cat food with the following flavours:
* assorted eyeballs
* mixed unrecognisable bits
* mixed bugs
I deleted the last one :) Trust me, youre grateful :)
It is all a matter of cost. It may well be that the cost of getting the
existing chimney up to a usuable, safe enough, standard is large. It may
be better to fit a different type of gas fire - probably balanaced flue type.
Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
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