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    • Nagme
    • By Nagme 16th Sep 17, 9:39 PM
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    Blocking a draughty chimney
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    • 16th Sep 17, 9:39 PM
    Blocking a draughty chimney 16th Sep 17 at 9:39 PM
    Any money saving tips for blocking chimneys?

    We have four, so buying chimney balloons or chimney sheep will be costly. The nights are getting very chilly already.
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    • Auntie-Dolly
    • By Auntie-Dolly 16th Sep 17, 10:27 PM
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    Carrier bag stuffed with scrunched up paper.
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    A small child... An old blanket..

    If you have someone local that sells blocks of foam (we have a stall on the local market for that), get a lump big enough to seal the hole.
    Her courage will change the world.

    Treasure the moments that you have. Savour them for as long as you can for they will never come back again.
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    black bag, old pillows or duvet
    • Grenage
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    • 17th Sep 17, 8:31 AM
    I assume that a black bag filled with material will be ok if you put a piece of 40mm waste pipe through the middle.
    • Nagme
    • By Nagme 17th Sep 17, 9:46 AM
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    Thanks for all your suggestions; we have decided to find some old pillowcases and stuff them!
    • stone7
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    • 17th Sep 17, 6:30 PM
    Any money saving tips for blocking chimneys?

    We have four, so buying chimney balloons or chimney sheep will be costly. The nights are getting very chilly already.
    Originally posted by Nagme
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