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09-24-2005, 02:05 PM #1
It's chimney cleaning time again!
We have three chimneys in our house, and it was getting VERY expensive ($300_ to get them cleaned every fall. We finally did lots of research and bought the brushes last year.
If you decide to do this on your own, please do plenty of research and make sure you know what you are doing before you do this. The internet is a great resource, but if you don't do enough research, you could find yourself in trouble.
Here is some info to get you started:
It helps that DH's step-father was a mason- DH helped build chimneys when he was a teen, so he knows what to look for furing an "inspection."
09-24-2005, 02:22 PM #2
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I just made the appt to have our (one) chimney cleaned. We actually have three, but two of them are for the coal fireplaces that we don't use. Just the woodstove chimney is going to be $119 plus a $10 fuel surcharge (that really burns my hiney, but that's another story...). And being that we have a three story home, this is one area we would rather leave to the pros lol.
I have NO clue where my furnace 'chimney' is. It's a natural gas furnace, so I can't imagine the output pipe is very big
09-24-2005, 02:32 PM #3
Yeah, there is only one company that will come here, and that is about what they charge....
Our oil boiler chimney is 3 stories, but it is actually not too bad to clean. The other two, though, ar much shorter, thank goodness!
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09-24-2005, 02:42 PM #4
We get ours done yearly and it costs us $60+ tax. We have a stainless steel liner (have fireplace insert) and that might make it easier to clean, therefore cheaper.
If you didn't have your own brushes I woulda reccomended my guy to you Kimberly. Gonna have dh wear one of those fancy hats?
09-24-2005, 05:10 PM #5
Well, Darlene, if you could PM me with his info anyway, that would be great, because now DH says he isn't doing the tall chimney. Even though it is easier to actually get clean, he doesn't want to go up there.
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