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Sooteater does work in a BKK from the inside.

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Beetle-Kill, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Fish the ball behind the center support at the bypass opening, wedge the head about 6" into the pipe and go to work. Only issue was the door edge marred the surface of the rods a little, not enough to be concerned about though. I used a cordless 18v drill, no issues.
    I did cut the whips to 5" from the ball beacause as I suspected, the ball did ride the walls of the pipe on the 45's. Seemed to work fine.

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  2. webby3650

    webby3650 Minister of Fire

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    That's good. I just use the Viper with a poly brush, it works great. I've never used a sooteater, but I hear it's a good alternative.
  3. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Viper looks good, but a little pricey for me.
    I posted this because I said I would when I finally did it. I bet jeff-t will breathe a sigh of relief, knowing it will work on his sisters pipe.
    I went 3-rods up from the inside, to the first hard bend. Then 5 rods down from the top to that same bend. Worked like a charm.
  4. webby3650

    webby3650 Minister of Fire

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    I really like to push the broom from one end to the other. Just to make absolutely sure the flue is clear.

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