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Thread: Rusty Fireplace Screen

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    Rusty Fireplace Screen

    We moved to another house two months ago. The house is about 20 years old. The screen on the fireplace is rusted! I have never seen anything like it. Has anyone seen this? What can you do about it?

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    Is the fireplace wood or gas? With gas, I would suggest getting an estimate from a fireplace expert to give you the cost of replacement. If it is wood, is it the insert that is rusted or the mesh screen. If it is the mesh screen, I would buy rust proof, heat proof aerosol paint and spray paint it WHEN THE FIRE IS NOT ON!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Is the fireplace wood or gas? With gas, I would suggest getting an estimate from a fireplace expert to give you the cost of replacement. If it is wood, is it the insert that is rusted or the mesh screen. If it is the mesh screen, I would buy rust proof, heat proof aerosol paint and spray paint it WHEN THE FIRE IS NOT ON!!!!
    I agree...and if it is removable, it will be a lot easier to deal with. I have only experienced this problem with a house that hasn't been lived in for a while, or is damp. You may want to address any damp issues whilst you are fixing up the rusted parts. If it is a wood fireplace, you may need to see if moisture is coming down the chimney.

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