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Got The Chimney Swept Today

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by CT-Mike, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    So its' been two years since it was last cleaned (I know, I know, just forgot. Won't happen again). I asked the sweep what kind of crap he got and he said about 3 cups of light brown powder. He stated "You must burn pretty hot." I said Yep, typically 550-650 degrees F.

    So the Freedom is ready for another season.

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  2. brakatak

    brakatak Member

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    Nice.. cant wait to get my Freedom.
  3. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    As long as the burn stays the same, I'd consider keeping the 2 year cleaning schedule with a yearly check.
    3 cups isn't a big deal after 2 years, IMHO.
    How tall is the whole shebang?
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Ya, you did really good Mike. We're 4 years since our last cleaning. Probably will do it soon though but I haven't checked it since last fall. It did not need cleaning then and burned just fine all winter. I don't expect to get much but it don't take us but about 10 minutes to do the job.
  5. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    Not quite sure on total chimney height, house is a typical colonial, with an 8/12 pitch. Maybe 25 - 30'?
  6. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    You will enjoy it.

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