I am posting this for someone else.....but it is great opportunity for someone: emailto: firstname.lastname@example.org I own an August West Systems SootSweeper II. The machine had belonged to my late fiancee, who died back in May . He had owned it for only a short time and it was used a handfull of times. Now that its only my 4 year old son and me we really have no use for a sootsweeper, it would be worth much more to us if someone,maybe a local chimney sweep or someone in a similar field, would want to purchase it second hand. 1(603) 554-6942 --Sincerely Cherie Dupont.