how to seal old coal chute

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3. for the chute- get a fan and dry the area inside the coal chute.silicon around the metal grate to seal it. paint some thomson water sealonto the brickwork. install some batons/fibreboard in the chute and put some expanding foam into the gap. 4. for the wall – paint some waterseal onto the paint and repaint it

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