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24-12-2009, 16:37   #1
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Chimney Draft stop?

I remember years ago in the family home that had a fireplace there was a metal plate in the chimney. I think it was there to prevent drafts and I assume keep some heat in.

Now I am an adult I always look out for them but never see them. In trying to google I came across this site but I doubt it is the same thing as there is no way the simple thing we had would have cost €250 so anyone know what I am talking about and if so where to find one?

I just do not want most of the heat going up the chimney.
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24-12-2009, 16:42   #2
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deflate a kids football you know the soft ones pop it up there and pump it up easy peasy
next question
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24-12-2009, 16:47   #3
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I heard the same suggestion before, but with a balloon, but I think Saruman wants this to be in place while the fire is lighting. My home fireplace has the same, but I think it's more to heat the back boiler and send the heat up the back of the chimney.
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24-12-2009, 16:56   #4
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No i use the fireplace Keith, blocking it with a balloon or football would be pretty stupid. So no "next question".
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I just do not want most of the heat going up the chimney.
Then install a stove, it is the only way to get decent efficiency with burning solid fuel and it would totally eliminate drafts.
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