Closing off chimney

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  1. Bullfinch

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    Just had my inset Gas fire removed by gas safe registered gas man.

    I have closed the area left by the old fire with a thin aluminium metal sheet (closure plate) and sealed the plate on with gaffer tape.
    Is this suitable enough for the job?

    Chimney top already has a cowling to stop the birds doing their business down the chimney.
     
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    Have you put the plate across the face of the old fire or up in the chimney void? If across the face you should put a ventilation grill in to prevent internal condensation in the chimney.
    What are your intending to do with the fireplace ultimately?
     
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    I have put the plate over the front of the old fire which has been removed and just a empty space. I intend removing the old marble back and hearth to replace with something a bit more modern, surround and electric stove type fire.
    Electric fire we are looking at will not fit inside the old fire, so it will be freestanding on a new hearth/fire surround.
     
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    As you are using an electric fire you can simply attach a vent cover but get one with a mesh on the inside to prevent spiders/bugs crawling through.
     
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    Thanks conny
     
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