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Chimney brush advice

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Lewisthepilgrim, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Lewisthepilgrim

    Lewisthepilgrim Member

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    Hey guys hows it goin? Its my first post since last season. This will be my 2nd year burning wood. I've got quite a few cords out in the back yard that have been sitting since last summer. I plan on bringing a weeks supply at a time into the basement this year in order to make sure its nice and DRY before burning.

    Anyway, I need to clean my chimney before I start burning this year.

    I have aprox 7.5'' square ceramic flue. What would be a good brush to use to clean it out?

    (I still have to extend my chimney and install a liner before winter starts)

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  3. Lewisthepilgrim

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    I always go bigger then trim down if needed.
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    +1. The dimensions of those flue tiles are not held to rigid standards. They vary greatly. Start with the largest size & if you need to trim it, do so gradually. You want the ends of the bristles to scrape the insides of your flue...
    Otherwise, there's no point in brushing...
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    And don't wait so long before posting again Lewis.
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    I suggest you top cover your wood to keep the rain out fairly soon..

    Ray

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