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Has Anyone Used the ProFlex Poly Rod?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by velvetfoot, Sep 25, 2006.

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  1. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    http://www.northlineexpress.com/detail~PRODUCT_ID~5RU-PF-34-3.asp

    Any feedback before I order this would be appreciated.
    The salesperson seems to be confident it will work in my insert.
    The insert is a Quad 2700i, is nearly floor level, and has a 45* angle to the stack, which is a straight shot 6" flex ss liner.
    I think I will try this product and a plastic brush for sweeping from below.
    They are not cheap at 15 bucks per 3'.

    Thanks

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  2. MountainStoveGuy

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    that should work, but i would only buy one and connect to standard fiberglass rods. Most homeowner versions are 1/4" NPT threads, but a simple bushing from the plumbing section would adapt that section to the l regualar sections.
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    Thanks. The free shipping for $99+ orders is beckoning though.
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    yea, on second thought, coming from the bottem those would be easier, if you were coming from the top i would stick to my original suggestion.
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    I thought you might have meant that. I already have a few fiberglass rods but they are not too flexible.

    I am not certain how to block the soot from the living room as yet, if this setup would work. Perhaps rags stuffed in around the rod in the bottom of the flue.
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    I ordered 10 sections with a poly brush and adapter yesterday.
    Now to figure out how to keep the living room clean.
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    I have the 5' sections of the pro flex poly rods. They are well built and work well. I have to bend the first one alot going up my insert from the inside of the house and it holds up fine. I have 3 of them because my chimney is only 17'. I recommend them.
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    Thanks Paul!
    Do you have any tips on keeping things clean?
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    They were delivered yesterday. They appear to me to be what I would call 'sprinkler pipe' with fittings on the end.
    I am wondering if a long piece of that pipe attached to a brush in some way wouldn't have been a more economical and perhaps more fool-proof (no sections to unscrew or fitting/pipe interface to break) method. I'm not sure about the pipe size, maybe 1/2" id.
    It might get pretty stiff when it's cold though.
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    My area stayed clean- I had my shop vac on and near the stoves door opening while I was sweeping. Any soot in the air was drawn into the vac. Not too bad.
    Those rods will pay for themselves the first sweep.
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