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Chimney brushes

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by MaryAnn, Mar 27, 2006.

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  1. MaryAnn

    MaryAnn New Member

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    Looked for chimney brushes locally. Everywhere is out. I have a class A chimney, 6 inch. So, I would assume I need to order a 6 inch poly brush and rods. My question is about cleaning the stove pipe. Do we use the brush to also clean the stovepipe? Or do we remove stovepipe to clean it? First season with woodstove. Stove also has a baffle. Someone on this site gave us a good way to clean stove with baffle. Remove 1st section of stove pipe, secure a trash bag around stove pipe to catch any debris. Any brands of brushes better than others?

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  2. babalu87

    babalu87 New Member

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    I ordered brush and rods from Acehardware.com

    Arrived in a few days
  3. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    Open up your bypass or remove your baffle. Sweep it all the way down. The only time I ever remove stovepipe to clean it is when it has elbow that I can't get my brush around. Or if I have to sweep from the bottom. Master Sweep brushes are good, but for a homeowner I would imagine that any brush you get will last for years as it's only used 1-2 times per year rather than 4-6 times per day.
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  5. nrmahoney@cox.net

    nrmahoney@cox.net Member

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    Are poly brushes recomended over metal for a stainless factory chimney?
  6. berlin

    berlin New Member

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    they sure are. we had a discussion about that on here just a short while ago.
  7. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    Most chimney brushes have a loop on the end for attaching a rope. Why not drop a rope down and attach the brush and pull it up or down. Home depot was discounting fireplace supplies to make room for spring inventory
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