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?