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Change to open fire place

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by splott, 9 Apr 2010.

  1. splott

    splott

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    Hi there i have an open fire in my front room which i have opened up, at the back of the fire is exposed tondu brick, i am going to use the fire with a basket will i need to do anything with the bricks, also the fire is drawing but every now and then some smoke seeps under the lintel, is there anything i can do to keep the square opening and the fire basket as i dont want to go back to having a small open fire cheers for any help.
     
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  3. damo2576

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    You should use a fire back (search google - there are loads to buy) or a fire basket with a back -
    fire basket
    The back keeps the heat off the bricks which can deteriorate at high temps.
     
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