Chimney cleaning brushes

BrianN Posted By BrianN, Sep 22, 2013 at 12:27 PM

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  1. BrianN

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    Kicking my a$$ today.
    I went to the "big city" yesterday. (We live in a small town where the stores are closed Sunday, and the hardware store doesn't have much selection for chimney cleaning products)
    While there, I was looking for the best way to purchase brushes to clean both my chimneys. We have a 4" chimney for the pellet stove, and an 8" chimney for the wood stove.
    At first, I thought that I would just get a 4" brush and an 8" brush and 25' of flex pole. All said and done, would be about $100 - $120. Well, as it turns out, the 4" and 8" brushes have different connectors, therefore, cannot use the same flex rod. Unless, I make an adaptor of some sort.
    I was also looking at the soot eater. But, with that, I would have to buy the main kit that comes with 18' of flex rod and one head and costs $100. Then, I would have to buy another head, $40 and two more flex rods, $35. Totalling nearly $200 after taxes.
    Looking back, I should have just bit the bullet, and got what I needed.
    What are your thoughts? Soot eater? or plain push rod and brush?
     
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    How sooty could your pellet stove chimney possibly be?
     
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    Have you looked at online suppliers like Northline Express? They have a bigger selection of brushes and rods than your local hardware can possibly stock, including adapters, and the prices might be better too.
     
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    Well, when we bought the house last year, we quickly figured out that it probably has never been cleaned. From the paper work that we found, the stove was installed 6 years ago. So, six years of burning, I'm sure that there could be a lot of soot up there.
     
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    The pellet brushes take a smaller diameter rod, and the rods are more flexible.
    If its a fairly straight run, I agree on one set of rods(larger diameter rods for the 8" brush) and and adapter for use with the pellet pipe brush.
     
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    I think that is the way I am going to go. Both chimneys are straight runs, approx. 25' each.
    I will go to the hardware store tomorrow and see if I can find an adaptor for the pellet brush.
    Thanks all for your help.
     
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