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Deep Energy Retrofit

This isn't so much a question as a suggestion for those renting a basement apartment and looking for cheap approaches to a deep energy retrofit. The added bonus is we don't have to breath in fumes from the upstairs wood stove now! Images speak louder than words...

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Asked by jessie pratt
Posted Jan 29, 2013 2:44 PM ET

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Jessie,
I understand why you want to install a plug in the flue, but your suggestion is dangerous.

An ember from the flue (originating in the upstairs wood stove) could set your plastic bag on fire.

I urge you to remove the plastic bag as soon as possible. Go to your local hardware store and buy a 6-inch-diameter stovepipe plug or thimble cap. These items are made of steel, not plastic. The cost should be less than $6.

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted Jan 29, 2013 3:16 PM ET
Edited Jan 29, 2013 3:17 PM ET.

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You're right Martin.

Answered by jessie pratt
Posted Jan 29, 2013 3:23 PM ET

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