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Closure plate Material ?

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by micktheminer, 7 Jul 2020.

  1. micktheminer

    micktheminer

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    I want to put an Electric Heater in our fireplace to replace the old log burner I've recently taken out.
    I had to break the old register plate to get it out and I now need to put a closure plate in place, (not sure if closure plate is the correct term).
    What is the best material for this ? The old register plate was like Hardiebacker board, would Hardiebacker board be suitable for the closure plate?

    Any guidance from the experts would be very welcome.

    Thanks
    Mick
     
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    Hardiebacker / Aquapanel cement board will be just fine for the plate Mick......has the flue gone now?
    John :)
     
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    Hello John
    Thanks for your reply and yes the flue has gone to all intents and purposes.
    I put a post re closure plate on yesterday but somehow I screwed it up and put it on a different posting I put on last week for tips on covering the hole in the roof if had to take the whole flue out.
    I couldn't find a cap for the flue anywhere, I could possibly have had one made but following your tips I had a chat with very helpful "fluesystems.com" and,
    over the weekend, i took the burner out (two man job), took the top two of the three sections off the flue and and capped the bottom section using the cowl from the top :D .

    Almost there now so thank you very much for your help.
    Best Regards
    Mick



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    Nice one Mick, thanks for the update and good luck with your project!
    John :)
     
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