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Question DetailsAsked on 12/16/2016

the cost of removing a fireplace

Need the wall space, want to close fireplace. Just want to Sheetrock over it

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Here are a few previous similar questions with answers which should cover it - note you should NOT just sheetrock over a fireplace - you need to properly seal it off top and bottom so you don't get cold air and moisture accumulation down in it, which can lead to staining of the sheetrock and water damage to the framing of the house. Also, if a coal or wood burning fireplace the soot and creosote can stink over time and also traps moisture - so commonly while it is first well cleaned to minimize the soot and creosote, then sealed off from the house, but it is vented to the outside so moisture and smell cannot build in there and seep into the house. And do NOT vent into the attic - good way to permeate that area with the odor, which can then get pulled into your house by the HVAC system and natural drafting.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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