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    How do you clean your chimney if there aren't any chimney sweepers
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinopa27 View Post
    How do you clean your chimney if there aren't any chimney sweepers
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    Dh says take a burlap sack fill with enough stuff so that when you put it in chimney it expands to both sides of chimney, then tie a rope to the bag, then drop from top of chimney ( put one or two bricks in bottom of bag to add weight) and work it back and forth, also dh says that you can buy stuff to add to your wood that helps clean your chimney.

    If neither works call a place that sells woodburners for suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mh3rdwheel View Post
    Dh says take a burlap sack fill with enough stuff so that when you put it in chimney it expands to both sides of chimney, then tie a rope to the bag, then drop from top of chimney ( put one or two bricks in bottom of bag to add weight) and work it back and forth, also dh says that you can buy stuff to add to your wood that helps clean your chimney.

    If neither works call a place that sells woodburners for suggestions.
    I did get that stuff to add to the fire that helps to clean the chimney. I will look up a place that sales woodburners. Thanks for the suggestions!

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    Our fire department has brushes that you can borrow to clean it yourself. You might give yours a call and see if they do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zakity View Post
    Our fire department has brushes that you can borrow to clean it yourself. You might give yours a call and see if they do that.
    Good idea!! Thanks! I will call our fire department. I wonder if you can clean it from the bottom. I could do it then but getting on my roof is a different story.

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    How often are you supposed to clean the chimney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinopa27 View Post
    How often are you supposed to clean the chimney?
    Once or twice a year after burning it thru winter, or before you burn in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mh3rdwheel View Post
    Once or twice a year after burning it thru winter, or before you burn in the winter.
    oh.......I have never cleaned it and this is winter use #5. I will most get on that ASAP!!!

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    Are you sure there are no chimney sweeps in your area?
    Here are a couple of links that might help you find one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HisDaisy View Post
    Are you sure there are no chimney sweeps in your area?
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    I am looking for one in my area. There should be one here, lots of people here heat with wood.
    Thanks for the links.

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    awesome!! I looked at the link that was sent and there is one in NC about 40 miles from me. I live in VA so I will call and see if they come to my area.

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    thank you so much!!! I am going to learn a new skill!!! Or....be able to tell if the person I hire to do it, does a good job or not!!

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    there is more to this than I realize!! So much equipment!!

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    Now....I want a fireplace popcorn popper!!!

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