How to Safely block a heater vent


Old 10-30-03, 09:00 AM
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How to Safely block a heater vent

This may be a dumb question, but since I am a renter in an apt complex I want to be as cautious as possible.

We have a central gas heater, I want to block off the vents to the bathrooms as they get way to hot. Closing the vents is not enough. What type of ojects can I stick inside there without risking fire? I found a 3 inch thick ashtray made of glass that fits perfectly to block it all off, then i stuck in a coffee cup to brace it.

Is this safe? Sorry if this is a stupid question, I just don't want to be the one to burn the whole complex down.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-30-03, 10:10 AM
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close heat outlet

Is there no damper down the pipe some where that you can shut the run off. You could take a big hand full of fiberglass insulation no paper and put it in there. ED

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