My chimney breast

  1. Jun 20, 2006 #1

    wolram

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    It started going all splotchy a few months ago and now the splotches are spouting dandruff, it does not feel wet so i am baffled, if it was the paint
    there would be none left by now, i thought it might be some sort of mould
    like i had in the bath room only that was greeny blue and i killed that with detol, i tried detol on the chimney breast with no result, so i thought i could try sealing it, i tried a patch that is out of sight, that has not worked either, all though i am not sure if hair spray is the right stuff to use, i just so do not want to re decorate as i am not very good it, does any one have an idea as to what this and how to cure it?
     
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    I have no idea what a chimney breast is. I'm sure it must be called something else here.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2006 #3

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    is that rhyming slang for chest? :eek: :confused:
     
  5. Jun 20, 2006 #4

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    Well it is not my chimney booby:smile: it is the bit of wall that sticks out over a fire place, may be thats why we call it a breast cause it sticks out.
    any way back to the dandruffy blotches, any ideas?
     
  6. Jun 20, 2006 #5

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    oh, ok. I don't have any ideas but I think that might be what I think of as a "mantle".
     
  7. Jun 20, 2006 #6

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    Noo, thats a male turttle, or a fishy type ray.
     
  8. Jun 20, 2006 #7

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  9. Jun 20, 2006 #8

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    Maybe you're being taken over by lichens. Is it a stony mantle or wood?
     
  10. Jun 20, 2006 #9

    wolram

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    It is plastered brick Danger.
     
  11. Jun 20, 2006 #10

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    Hmm... probably not lichens then; they live on rock.
     
  12. Jun 20, 2006 #11

    wolram

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    I have a wooden rail that is about 4 ft up a whatchamcallit ------------
    a dido rail, that gets cover from the fall out from the splotches, i am just glad the splotches are not red.
     
  13. Jun 20, 2006 #12

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    This is sounding a bit stranger all the time. Can you post some photos?

    Anyhow, gotta go for now. Jerry Doucette is playing at our local pub, and the doors opened 15 minutes ago. :biggrin:
     
  14. Jun 20, 2006 #13

    Chi Meson

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    I though it was gonna be another bird thread, y'know "purple billed chimney breast" or something.
     
  15. Jun 20, 2006 #14

    wolram

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    No it is more a bleeding icon inquirey only the icon is my wall and it is not bleeding it has dandruff blotches.
     
  16. Jun 21, 2006 #15

    Chi Meson

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    What IS it with your chimney?
     
  17. Jun 21, 2006 #16

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    It's sounding more and more like demonic possession to me. I suggest spraying the chimney with holy water.
     
  18. Jun 21, 2006 #17

    arildno

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    Using a scrub and soap as well won't hurt, either..
     
  19. Jun 21, 2006 #18

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    Unless it's true demonic possession. You've seen it, blood appears (or green slime), the person washes it off, next day it's back. :bugeye:
     
  20. Jun 21, 2006 #19

    arildno

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    Not sure about that.
    Haven't you heard how difficult it was for the Canterville Ghost to replace the blood stains the inimical Americans kept removing?

    In a final act of desperation, he had to use GREEN paint!
     
  21. Jun 21, 2006 #20

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    He was a wimp.

    After that last blast of soot, I'm convinced Wolram's chimney is located directly over the gates to hell.
     
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