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Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by filthyturk, 15 Apr 2012.

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    Hi all, there is a wall vent in the room I wil be skimming. I want to remove it as it lets in so much air it chills the room! Question is can/should I and do I need to replace with bricks or would I get away with plasterboard or a piece of ply? The room has a window so I was wondering why the need for the vent anyway. Thanks in advance
     
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    By doing away with this, you are going to incounter problems in the future, that vent would be there forva reason! There could be manybreasons, but w ould need to know more , age of house, type of construction, what room.
    Why not fit onevthat you can open and close?
     
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    Filthyturk are you a plasterer? Because you seem to have started quite a lot of threads about doing walls/ceilings/harling etc etc. If you are a plasterer then you should know the answer to the questions you have asked. Its common sense. My gut feeling tells me you are either a courser or someone who has picked up a trowel and thought it was easy so now charging customers without even knowing what your doing.
     
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    I would swap the vent for one that closes or opens depending what you want. As its there for a reason.

    As for what others have put, you seem to know what your doing, so are you a plasterer? or just having a try at it? Nothing wrong with it, thats how we all started, but you should really know that the vent needs to stay--because its "working" as you say its letting cold air in. Itll stop condensation, i only wish more houses had vents like that, then there would not be as much mould and damp everywhere.
     
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    In answer to your question, no I am not a plasterer. I already have a job that I love and don't intend on changing profession. I did do a 5 day course to learn the basics so I could use the new skills in my own home. I will admit I do ask a lot of questions hence the amount of posts on the subject. I can understand where you're coming from in suggesting I may be trying it on, but I can assure you after what I've attempted and achieved, I am most definately not one of those that picks up a trowel and thinks it's easy. The question about the wall vent was cos I honestly didn't know and that is what I thought this forum was about, I have a baby in that room and it gets very cold. Anyway, from the advice given, I will be fitting an adjustable vent on this occasion And look forward to your help/advice in future as I have lots and lots to ask on the subject :D
     
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    Keep up the good work mr turk :D
     
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    what i think he was getting at mate is people who do a course and are then "plasterers". Which give us plasterers a bad name, as they dont do a very good job and we get "tarred"


    You carry on mate and ask what ever, if you dont ask you wont find out.
     
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