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In really old homes, why are the fireplaces sometimes sealed off?


I noticed on the MLS listing a few really old homes built back in the early 1900s that have several fireplaces, but they are all sealed in with concrete. Why is that?

 

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    Efficient Admin 3 years ago

    I have a wood burning fireplace and sealed it with a sheet of painter's plastic because of the strong draft and wasps getting in. I haven't used this fireplace in 7 years. The flue is closed though.


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    Efficient Admin 3 years ago

    Quite frankly I do not like fireplaces especially the wood burning kind because they are very inefficient. On the other hand I love the smell of burning wood. I would not have a fireplace at all if it were my choice. They take up too much wall space.