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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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    • CommentAuthorkristeva
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2021 edited
     
    Hi again everyone and merry Christmas

    I have one chimney in my house which the previous owner had closed off many years ago. I recently took this photo directed up the flu in the upstairs bedroom, as you can see there's a hole at the very top which appears a bit too concentric not to be deliberate perhaps? is this normal? I have seen specks of rain hit the hearth on occasion.

    I've also get a damp patch on my lime ceiling where it meets the flu in that bedroom. There doesn't seem to be any issue / leaks up in the loft as far as I can tell so I'm wondering if moisture is leeching from the brick work (salts?), perhaps aided by the rain / moisture that may be getting in.

    I'm guessing I should get all the flus opened up and pots installed to provide proper, dry ventilation? I was hoping to install a wood burner eventually when funds permit so its a bit of a shame I can't afford to do that at the same time.
    • CommentAuthorkristeva
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2021
     
    Sorry, I seem to have forgotten how to upload an image. Just trying to fix it now.
    • CommentAuthorkristeva
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2021
     
    This is the photo:
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    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2021
     
    An โ€˜in house winter cooling systemโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜ข
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2021
     
    • CommentAuthorkristeva
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2021
     
    Posted By: tonyhttps://readinguk.org/draughtbusters/going-further/heat-loss-from-chimneys/" rel="nofollow" >https://readinguk.org/draughtbusters/going-further/heat-loss-from-chimneys/


    Interesting read, thanks Tony
    • CommentAuthorArtiglio
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2021
     
    As a first measure , whilst you decide what the longterm plan is ,get a chimney balloon. Quick ,easy, cheap and easily removed. Will make ahuge difference,

    https://www.chimneyballoon.co.uk/
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2021
     
    I use a double black sack and an old pillow inside them ๐Ÿ‘
    • CommentAuthorkristeva
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2021
     
    Posted By: ArtiglioAs a first measure , whilst you decide what the longterm plan is ,get a chimney balloon. Quick ,easy, cheap and easily removed. Will make ahuge difference,

    https://www.chimneyballoon.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" >https://www.chimneyballoon.co.uk/


    Nice! thanks for the link.
    • CommentAuthorkristeva
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2021
     
    Posted By: tonyI use a double black sack and an old pillow inside them ๐Ÿ‘


    :thumbup:
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