Sweeping chimney from the ground

tkirk22 Posted By tkirk22, Mar 7, 2008 at 5:21 PM

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  1. tkirk22

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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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    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.
     
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    I sweep from the cleanout door.

    Matt
     
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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

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    glass half empty? ;-)
     
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