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Covering an Old Stove-pipe Hole

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Older homes sometimes have the hole to an old stove, that was removed long ago, left uncovered. This can be unsightly and leak cold air. This is a guide about covering an old stove-pipe hole.
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November 16, 2015

In the home I am in, there was an old stove pipe vent hole in the back pantry. It was letting in cold air, so I fixed it with just 10 minutes of work. If this is an issue in your home, you can too.

I stuffed a bag of old T-shirts in the hole, and covered with three paper plates just tacked up with push pins. Done and done!

I know you can get covers but why waste the money? N-JOY!

Source: Nope. Just keeping the house warm with no money out of pocket!

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November 19, 20150 found this helpful

This is so smart!

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November 19, 20150 found this helpful

Thanks. I have been "doing things on the cheap" my whole life.

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You should see what I can do with duct tape!!

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November 19, 20150 found this helpful

You could just put duct tape over the hole, instead of the paper plates, too.

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November 22, 20150 found this helpful

You do realize you need to cover the hole at the top? You have just built a nest for squirrels.

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