Inspected a house yesterday with two fireplaces and a wood stove. 3 separate flues.
The one flue with a SS screened cover, also had what appeared to be a piece of plywood covering the top of the flue :shock: ! It also appeared as if the chimney had been used since the wood was put over it, because the wood appeared charred.
Can anyone explain to me why in the world someone would do this??
The only explanation that I can even begin to come up with is that it might have been a deliberate attempt at sabotage. The house had been foreclosed and sometimes people get a little ticked off when they are kicked out of their home and sometimes trash the home. Ironically, the rest of the home didn’t really appear trashed and I didn’t see any evidence of smoke damage.
So, I don’t know. Just plain bizarre!