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Chimney Brush & Rod Recommendations

Post in 'The Gear' started by leeave96, Nov 20, 2010.

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  1. leeave96

    leeave96 Minister of Fire

    Apr 22, 2010
    Western VA
    I'm a few weeks away from cleaning my chimney and will be doing it from top down.

    I'd like to brush down past the thimble to the clean-out. Thimble is about 16 ft down, cleanout is about 23ish ft.

    I have a square flue with an inside dimension of 6-5/8.

    I plan on using a 7 inch square steel brush since I have a clay liner (vs poly for stainless).

    My questions are:

    1. What length rods do you prefer - 4', 5', 6'

    2. What diameter rods do you prefer - 1/4" or 3/8"

    3. Who has the best deals on brushes and rods?


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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

    Jul 22, 2008
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    4 foot . . . but I don't think it really matters much on the length . . . these just seem to be easier to find and cheaper.

    Larger diameter . . . beging a guy of course I always believe bigger is better . . . and in this case I just figure bigger generally equals more rugged

    Don't know about the best deal, but I have had good luck ordering through northlineexpress.com . . . last I knew they were also a sponsor here.
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