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Sweeping chimney from the ground

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by tkirk22, Mar 7, 2008.

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  1. tkirk22

    tkirk22 New Member

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    I just saw a cool idea in an old issue of farm show magazine. It's a chimney brush that can be operated from the ground and is permanently mounted above the flue.

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    1. You let the cable slip out of your hand.

    2. The weight flies down the chimney.

    3. You go inside and pick up the weight and the pieces of your baffle out of the bottom of the firebox. Unless the mess is in the middle of a burning load of splits.

    4. You call the stove dealer and order a new baffle for a couple of hundred bucks. And while you are on the phone you ask him for the telephone number of a good sweep.
  3. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    I sweep from the cleanout door.

    Matt
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    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like a great idea for an outside chimney. Would need to be quite solidly built for sure.

    Our chimney runs horizontally through the wall and then up. We clean from the bottom. Just take the cap off and push the brush up. I can see though where this has possibilities.
  5. tkirk22

    tkirk22 New Member

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    glass half empty? ;-)
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