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What's a piece of broken dry wall doing in my fireplace?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by leftyscott, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. leftyscott

    leftyscott Member

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    Noticed a 6" x 3"ish piece a broken dry wall in my Quadrafire. Have no idea where it came from and not sure off it's anything to worry about. My unit is pretty new, only 3 or 4 years old. Can not see anything visibly broken in the fire box.

    Thanks,

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  2. HotCoals

    HotCoals Minister of Fire

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    Could somebody have tried to burn it?
    Really strange that is in there.
  3. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I don't think it would have come from the chimney.

    possible.
  4. leftyscott

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    I thought about that possibility. Can't believe I wouldn't have noticed but I did burn some odd shaped pieces last week. I'm going to try convince myself that's what happened.
  5. HotCoals

    HotCoals Minister of Fire

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    You have some kids..maybe they busted out a piece of drywall from one of their rooms and tried to burn the evidence?
    Look in the bed rooms to see if they have a hole the same size..lol.
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  6. charly

    charly Guest

    Could it be a piece of baffle board?
  7. leftyscott

    leftyscott Member

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    Baffle board? Hmmm.. I packed some very tight splits last week. In fact, i think I roughed up some baffles. Assuming it is a baffle board, is there need to worry and/or replace?

    Thanks,
  8. HotCoals

    HotCoals Minister of Fire

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    Oh crap..turns out it might be baffle board and you prolly did it!
    Shut her down and look around!
    You gota think they didn't just put in there for looks.
  9. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I would also shut down and inspect the baffle board.
  10. evilgriff

    evilgriff Burning Hunk

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    And stop blaming the kids!
  11. leftyscott

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    Yup, it's a baffle board. I was able to loosely put it back into place. It's not perfect, though.

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