What brand leaf blower for cleaning chimneys?

JRemington

Feeling the Heat
Nov 4, 2017
426
Belleville New York
I am sick of customers not knowing how dirty their chimneys are so I thought I’d get a leaf blower and fog them out. This might give them a hint to do a little cleaning on their stoves if they see what’s in there. I went to Lowe’s and all the air intakes for the blowers are on the sides and no way to hook a connection to them to attach to the chimney. All I hear is how can my chimney need cleaning after only two ton of pellets? What is the most powerful blower that will work to do the chimneys? I’ll tell them their first chimney cleaning is free if they will stand thirty feet away with their back to me lol.
 

zrock

Minister of Fire
Dec 2, 2017
702
bc
you need a leaf blower/vacuum not just a strait blower. Usually they come in electric versions only as i have never seen a gas powered one
 

DneprDave

Minister of Fire
Nov 19, 2011
503
Western WA
I use a cheap electric leaf blower, cost about $40. I took the grill off of the side suction and place it over the vent cap. The style of vent cap I have has a flat base that is bigger than the leaf blower suction, so all I have to do is place the leaf blower suction over the vent cap base and turn the leaf blower on.

My garage pellet stove is direct vented, with a smaller vent cap. I made an adapter out of heavy cardboard that bridges the leaf blower suction and has a hole in the middle that I place over the vent pipe, after removing the vent cap.
 
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Tonyray

Minister of Fire
I am sick of customers not knowing how dirty their chimneys are so I thought I’d get a leaf blower and fog them out. This might give them a hint to do a little cleaning on their stoves if they see what’s in there. I went to Lowe’s and all the air intakes for the blowers are on the sides and no way to hook a connection to them to attach to the chimney. All I hear is how can my chimney need cleaning after only two ton of pellets? What is the most powerful blower that will work to do the chimneys? I’ll tell them their first chimney cleaning is free if they will stand thirty feet away with their back to me lol.
this came from home depot and is a perfect fit for 4' pipe.. homelite brand i think.
 

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