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Creosote logs...Do they work?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by paulie, Nov 15, 2008.

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  1. paulie

    paulie New Member

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    Anyone use the creosote logs ie; chimney sweep logs? and do they actually work "for $14.95" or help at all?

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  2. North of 60

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    They may help to loosen the creosote before brushing but nothing will replace the physical brushing of a chimney. Now if
    your burning properly with dry wood then brushing is all you should have to do. :) Certainly if you have a CAT stove the bypass should be disengaged using a product such as this.
  3. paulie

    paulie New Member

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    thanks 60, they claim to help up to 50% with keeping the creosote from accumalating. I just figure any little help would help. wondering if they worked at all. i would never depend on them as a solution...your right, you can't replace a brush ! So how is the frozen tundra up there ? staying warm I hope.
  4. North of 60

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    Tundras doing fine where ever it is unless you ask a global warming freak. Took a pic of of the front deck to prove we have got sunlight in Nov. :p Cheers N of 60

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    n3pro Minister of Fire

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    My understanding with the old smoke dragons they help but with the EPA certified they are a waste of money
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    C'mon, I can tell a time exposure when I see one. :p Rick
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    thechimneysweep Minister of Fire

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    A Federal Court recently found that the claims by the manufacturer of the "Supersweep" product that the logs removed creosote were false and that the name "Supersweep" was misleading. The Court's order expressly bars the manufacturer from future use of any of the following claims in connection with their fire log product:

    "helps eliminate dangerous creosote in the chimney"

    "helps prevent chimney fire"

    "aid in the loosening and breaking away of hard, scaly or glazed creosote deposits"

    "lowers the combustion point of the creosote and soot deposits in a chimney flue by up to 500 degrees F"

    As a result of this ruling, the manufacturer may no longer call the product a "chimney cleaning log."

    Source: Alternative Energy Retailer Magazine
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    I am in the midst of a trial on the CSL. I will post results with pictures after the 1 week period they claim that the residual effect will continue to work.
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    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    I just saw a commercial for them on tv last night.
    Guess they aren't enforcing that ruling yet.
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    They absolutely work...a company takes your money for little or nothing!!!  :p
  11. countrybois

    countrybois Member

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    Well test results are in and my opinion is they aren't worth anything but the heat they put out.


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    countrybois Member

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    ....and after

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  13. n3pro

    n3pro Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like a job for the scrubbing magic bubbles!
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    This chimney doesn't look like a good test candidate, it looks like it has not been used in a long time.( You must be doing it right) The top is were you should the most build up of creosote. But I completely agree, a waste of money. I think it just makes people feel better in between visits by the chimney sweep.
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    sgcsalsero Feeling the Heat

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    I've read a couple times they are not effective, but that doesn't stop Chinamart from carrying them....must be a huge profit margin in them
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