Chimney brushes

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New Member
Nov 30, 2005
Looked for chimney brushes locally. Everywhere is out. I have a class A chimney, 6 inch. So, I would assume I need to order a 6 inch poly brush and rods. My question is about cleaning the stove pipe. Do we use the brush to also clean the stovepipe? Or do we remove stovepipe to clean it? First season with woodstove. Stove also has a baffle. Someone on this site gave us a good way to clean stove with baffle. Remove 1st section of stove pipe, secure a trash bag around stove pipe to catch any debris. Any brands of brushes better than others?


New Member
Nov 23, 2005
middleborough, ma.
I ordered brush and rods from

Arrived in a few days


Minister of Fire
Nov 21, 2005
Casper Wyoming
Open up your bypass or remove your baffle. Sweep it all the way down. The only time I ever remove stovepipe to clean it is when it has elbow that I can't get my brush around. Or if I have to sweep from the bottom. Master Sweep brushes are good, but for a homeowner I would imagine that any brush you get will last for years as it's only used 1-2 times per year rather than 4-6 times per day.


New Member
Mar 6, 2006
Western NY
they sure are. we had a discussion about that on here just a short while ago.


Most chimney brushes have a loop on the end for attaching a rope. Why not drop a rope down and attach the brush and pull it up or down. Home depot was discounting fireplace supplies to make room for spring inventory
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