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    Default No wonder it wouldn't draft

    Who needs a screen when you have your own racoon family to ensure that the other pests stay out of the chimney!

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    Default Re: No wonder it wouldn't draft

    That would so scare the crap out of me if I stuck my head up there. Because of a run in with a squirrel years ago, I always stick the camera in first and flash a couple shots. I hope it makes them scurry away.

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    Default Re: No wonder it wouldn't draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Randolph View Post
    Who needs a screen when you have your own racoon family to ensure that the other pests stay out of the chimney!
    Who needs a chimney sweep when you've got a 'coon?

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    Default Re: No wonder it wouldn't draft

    Build a fire, there is nothing like roasted coon. Hmmm good.


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    Exclamation Re: No wonder it wouldn't draft

    Seriously, you would need to hire a licensed professional animal control agency to remove live racoons then have the chimney swept. Understand their feces contains roundworms, which can be inhaled once the dung dries so always wear a respirator and bunny suit then be sure to wash your clothes separately in hot water and shower about three times. Racoon roundworm is serious business.
    A professional cap will keep out critters but homemade caps and screens will not.

    Keep the fire in the fireplace.

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