a good chimney brush & pole

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  1. sleepie

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    in the market for a new brush & pole set--i'm thinking fiberglass , any good? what size? what brand? currently useing threded rod to heavy i don't like it..thanks for all your help,,,
     

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    there was a thread on fiberglass vs. rigid.
    I modifed the snap together pole set used for my snow roof rake, to fit the brush. works great, and not have more 'stuff' to store in my life.
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    I used PVC electrical conduit. Less than $2.00 for a 10' length.
     
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    ^yeah that's what Gooserider does too...he contributed to a thread and explained how he made it out of 3/4". I didn't realize it at the time but that conduit can almost bend over on itself so your can sweep the chimney from the basement. I was thinking about doing this myself cause mostly it's easier to get a better grip with 3/4 pipe.
     
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    Same here. PVC pipe is much cheaper.
     

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    are the couplers plastic or steel pipe?---looks good and cheap---thanks for the help--pat
     
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    If you get the grey Non-Metallic-Conduit intended for electrical work, you don't need fittings between the sections, as each has a "belled" end that fits the next section. I think the grey stuff is also more flexible than the white plumbing pipe. The only fittings you will need is something to go from the male (non-belled) end of one tube to your brush. You can use the white PVC fittings from the plumbing department for that, I also had to use a schedule 40 reducer bushing to get down to the 1/4" NPT my brush is threaded for.

    To keep the sections from coming apart, drill a hole through each assembled joint just big enough for a #10 or 1/4" bolt and nut. This will allow you to take the rod apart for storage. To put the brush coupler on, use normal PVC pipe cement.

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