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7mm Handy Viper chimney cleaner vs soot eater

Post in 'The Gear' started by johnsopi, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. johnsopi

    johnsopi Minister of Fire

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    Just had the chimney sweep out for the yearly cleaning. He used the viper bottom up system. Took him
    5 min. cost me me 135$ I wish there was a group of us that could buy one and ship it each other. How is the soot eater compered to this.

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  2. golfandwoodnut

    golfandwoodnut Minister of Fire

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    I have soot eater and I am happy with it. Never saw viper. You could get your money back in less than one call.
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  4. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    I've read nothing but good reviews for the soot eater. I've never heard of the viper.

    Matt
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    johnsopi Minister of Fire

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  6. murphy0421

    murphy0421 New Member

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    We moved into our current house about 7 years ago and had the fireplace and the franklin stove chimneys swept that summer. I almost laid an egg (keepn it clean my kids are lookn over my shoulder) when he said that will be $250.00. I paid him then vowed to do it myself the next year. He used the handy viper system from the bottom up. So that was where I started my research.

    I HATE heights and the easy of cleaning from inside really appealed to me. It was expensive but I justified it based on my fear of ladders and the fact that in 2 years it would pay for itself and in 3 years be saving me money. I've used it every year since and really like it. Some dust does get in the house but I deal with it. I really hate ladders!

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