- 8 Jan 2018
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I've just removed the fire surround (for a modernish electric fire) in my 'new' Victorian house, in preparation for opening up the fireplace for a multi fuel stove. There are modern bricks behind it, which I half-expected to see, but at the bottom (see pic) there is a metallic-looking plate that I didn't. On its left hand side there's a disc with a slot, and the word Open with an arrow above it. I can turn the disc about 90 degrees but it doesn't seem to have any effect - so just thought I'd better find out what it's actually for before I begin demolishing it...