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Old 11-06-2007, 07:57 AM  
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I know the itchy feeling of fibreglass all too well actually
After your shower sprinkle baby powder on.

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Old 11-08-2007, 07:17 PM  
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Like he said...
If you ever get really itchy all over this is what you need to do when covered in fiberglass insulation.

I know it sounds crazy...but it helps. Cover the itchy areas with fabric comes the cold shower, hot showers open your pours...bad idea.
Then comes the baby powder.
Then take the rest of the day off.

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Old 11-16-2007, 05:10 PM  
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I've seen some inflatable bags that you stuff above the fire place grates in the chimney and blow it up until it expands to fit and block off the opening. saw a few on the net for no more than $50.
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Hi Jim:
When we blocked off our flue we added ventless gas logs to the fireplace. We have the fire in the beautiful fireplace without the roof penetration and constant leaks.
The balloon would certainly be a good seal, but it would not stand the heat of a fire.
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:19 AM  
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oh.. looks like i should have read it more carefully. i thought you didn't want to use the fireplace for sometime... yes, it definitely won't hold up to the heat..

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