3 inch stove pipe brush and attachments at HD

kenwoody Posted By kenwoody, Jan 6, 2013 at 5:58 PM

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  1. kenwoody

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    I recently purchased a 3 inch rutland cleanout brush for my pellet stove it was about 7 bucks nice brush but when I looked at the extension rods for it I almost died 47 bucks for 4 fiberglass rod that hook together hmm had to be a better solution I guess I'm cheap). Anyway the brush has a 1/4 inch 20 tpi collar attached to it so,seeing as my stove pipe is straight with no bends init I went to the hardware section of hd and bought 2 3 foot threaded 1/4 20 threaded rod and also 2 1/4 20 collars for about 6 bucks . I brought them home and attached one rod to the brush on the other end I screwed the collar on halfway up and spot welded it to the threaded rod. Now when I need to clean out the flue it's just a mater of screwing the 2nd rod to the collar and remembering to turn the brush clockwise(otherwise it unscrews the brush can clean my entire 6 foot of pipe and I saved over 30 bucks.
     
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    I saw those rods and thought that was a rip off also. I have such a short exhaust i just use one of those cheap flexable ones for dryer vents.
     
  3. Screamin Rebel

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    I seen the same thing back in November! Lol I also bought the brush and threaded rod, my wife was so impressed how smart her husband is!
     
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    wise man.. I did something similar only I used a coupling nut between the rods. I must have had a different brush as mine was threaded on the end so I just threaded the brush into a coupling nut and a rod into the other end of the coupling nut.
     
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    I allowed myself to get porked and forked over the cash for the Rutland kit. Works very well but....ouch. Wish I checked out the Lint Eater beforehand. Looks like pretty much the same thing.
     
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    That`s great you just saved 7 bags of pellets and a cup of coffee
     
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    Will this work for a 3" vent pipe?
     
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    Probably, but it may be tight
     
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  12. Woody1911a1

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    YES works great . just remember do NOT put your drill in reverse . same goes for all the others too . just a reminder :)
     
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