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

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  1. leftyscott

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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.

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    Could somebody have tried to burn it?
    Really strange that is in there.
     
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    I don't think it would have come from the chimney.

    possible.
     
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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.
     
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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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    Could it be a piece of baffle board?
     
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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?

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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.
     
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    I would also shut down and inspect the baffle board.
     
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    And stop blaming the kids!
     
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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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