JohnnyAsbury wrote: Any good ideas for sealing off the vent without totally removing it ?
Good Morning, Freddy
Breakfast looks sooooo good! Unfortunately with my blood pressure and cholesterol count I can't even look at it very long much less eat any of it.
My schedule is already packed again today. Those mid day soccer games really take a chunk of time that I could be doing something else. Don’t you hate it when life gets in the way of what you really want to do? At least the weather is going to be great – sunny in low 80s with a slight breeze. I’ll take my beach umbrella for some shade. The azaleas are blooming now and some of the mock cherries and Bartlett Pears are still in bloom. We are traveling an hour to the edge of the Shenandoah Valley for the game and it will be beautiful. Come to think of it this not a bad way to spend time after all. Isn’t it amazing how things work out so you have to slow down and enjoy the scenery?
I’m also going to finishing up my stove’s spring maintenance and forget about the stove until the fall, NOT! I have some ideas about constructing a better filter for the fan’s inlet opening and want to finish up my hearth this summer. It’s been 4 years and I have never finished the brick façade on the heat shield; it’s just concrete board now. All I have left to do on the maintenance is wash down the outside chimney.
While I was messing with the stove this spring, I decided to repaint it after 4 seasons and I am extremely happy with the results. My stove is the Harmon Mark II with the brass door and sits in the family room; it was starting to look sad. The stove store I went to was out of the flat black paint the stove’s original color, so I went with the metallic black. What a difference!!! Along with the newly polished brass the stove really stands out and it wasn’t all that hard to do. It really catches your eye as you enter the room.
Well the sun is up enough to get out and get my new blackberries bushes in. I don’t know if they will produce anything but it will be interesting – like watching paint dry. Have a great day! Lisa
Hey John – you may want to try some pipe “end caps” to seal off the chimney connector pipe/vent at the wall. I put one on my connector pipe - just as it goes through the wall - so the outside air and who knows what else can’t come in the house while the stove is disconnected. It gives the opening a finished look. I also put one on my stove exit vent in order to make the stove air tight over the summer. Now the damp rid stuff I put in the stove won’t be trying to remove excess moisture from the entire room.