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Old 08-07-2019, 10:50 AM   #1
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Indoor Rubbish Chute

Hi everyone.
I'm staying in an old HDB flat and there's a rubbish chute in the kitchen.
As I'm staying at level 3, I have to seal up the entire rubbish chute whenever the contractors are fogging the chute.
Because of that, I had already decided to seal up the chute with tapes, and stretch films permanently.
However, I still have to open up to clear the dead cockroaches when the contractors are fogging the chute.

Just wondering:
Is there anyway to seal up the chute completely?
Like covering it up with cement and wall tiles?

Can any expert please advise?
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:53 PM   #2
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Hi everyone.
I'm staying in an old HDB flat and there's a rubbish chute in the kitchen.
As I'm staying at level 3, I have to seal up the entire rubbish chute whenever the contractors are fogging the chute.
Because of that, I had already decided to seal up the chute with tapes, and stretch films permanently.
However, I still have to open up to clear the dead cockroaches when the contractors are fogging the chute.

Just wondering:
Is there anyway to seal up the chute completely?
Like covering it up with cement and wall tiles?

Can any expert please advise?
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:03 AM   #3
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Haha are you also affected?
I hate to clean up the cockroaches dead/half-dead bodies.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:20 AM   #4
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I'm keen to know too as I had just moved into a ground floor EM... So far haven't encounter Fogging yet but I had already sealed up the chute
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:56 AM   #5
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If seal up how you throw your rubbish? Just curious..

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Old 10-07-2019, 11:00 AM   #6
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Anyway I don't think it's a good idea to seal it permanently. You might face problem in the future if you try to sell or rent out. Can do something that can be removed like using silicone sealant on the gaps and holes.
Then block it with a fixture or cupboard and forget it's existence..

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Old 10-07-2019, 08:41 PM   #7
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does maxden air tight rubbish chute work well?
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:20 AM   #8
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Sorry ride on the post as I’m renovating my em too. Can I ask an irrelevant qns, did u have 2 condenser for aircon ? If u do, did hdb approved?

I'm keen to know too as I had just moved into a ground floor EM... So far haven't encounter Fogging yet but I had already sealed up the chute
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:15 PM   #9
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I'm keen to know too as I had just moved into a ground floor EM... So far haven't encounter Fogging yet but I had already sealed up the chute
how did u seal?
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:21 PM   #10
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If you don't intend to use the shute, I should think sealing the gaps with silicone is best...

.. as it is semi-permanent...
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:29 PM   #11
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If you don't intend to use the shute, I should think sealing the gaps with silicone is best...

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use duct tape is as good right?
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:02 PM   #12
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does maxden air tight rubbish chute work well?
Not bad. Ex but works well for me. The seal is tight.

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Old 12-07-2019, 10:06 PM   #13
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use duct tape is as good right?
Duct tape is good but won't last long if frequently wet during chute flushing...

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Old 12-07-2019, 10:09 PM   #14
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I normally bring my thrash to lvl 1 to throw. So I'm really keen to seal them permanently lol. Maybe I will try silicone.
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Old 14-07-2019, 08:24 AM   #15
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IMHO having an indoor rubbish chute is much more convenient than just covering it up 1-2 times per year during fogging. There are times you can throw the rubbish directly without wasting thrash bag.

But guess to each his own like TS.
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