lost lint brush in vent

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nayslayer

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Jul 23, 2011
133
wallkill,ny
I know take me out back and flog me. I in hast after getting finger pinched, reversed drill and left portion in vent. How do I disassemble pipe to retreave. Its on the outside of house above cleanout
 

DBCOOPER

Minister of Fire
Jan 23, 2010
509
Stowe, Pa
Based on experience cleaning out a long run of dryer vent the easiest way is to buy another lint brush kit and push it out with it.
 

nayslayer

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Jul 23, 2011
133
wallkill,ny
It was my pellet vent, and my roofline is pretty high and that's where capped. I have a three season room that has a roof midway through run and was able to remove section midway after disassembling midway to that point.
 

Evan_J

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Dec 23, 2010
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Southern NH
Sounds like you got lucky. Every time I clean the pellet liner in our 25 foot chimney I spend a few extra minutes putting a small wrap of duct tape around each and every connection. Yes, it does take me extra time (probably less than 10 minutes) But, it saves me from doing what you did when I get distracted by the dog, cat, kids, wife, TV, or whatever. I've got no interest in getting up on the roof and pulling the cap to push a stuck brush back down.
 
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Hoot23

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Mar 28, 2012
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Alfred, Me
I do the same Evan. I have small run, but I'm sure it's a pain the butt to get out.
 
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