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    Damp on unused chimney, cracked plaster on wall?

    Hi Alastair, we are in Beith, North Ayrshire Thanks Joe...now I just have to figure out how best to solve it.
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    Damp on unused chimney, cracked plaster on wall?

    Thank you all so much for your advice - it is appreciated! Joe and Alastair - if it is condensation, can I assume that re-connecting and using the gas fire would eradicate this problem...? what happens in summer? (don't mean to start a lengthy debate but this is all new to me...) Alastair -...
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    Damp on unused chimney, cracked plaster on wall?

    Our house in (very wet, windy) Ayrshire, Scotland was built around 1965. It has the original roof tiles. The bricks appear porous externally but no obvious cracks in the area. The chimney used to be for a coal fire, then a gas fire for many years. At end 2009 the gas fire developed a leak, so...
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