chimney ideas. Thursday , April 19th , 2018 - 02:53:26 AM
Remove the damper from the chimney flue. Locate the damper handle inside your chimney, and use the small wire brush to clean it off. Detach it from the chimney and set it aside on the drop cloth, so it will not obstruct the chimney brush as you proceed with cleaning the chimney.
Chimneys come in all shapes and sizes brick, stone, metal, or from a pipe to a wide opening and more. Some people use a chimney for a gas fireplace or a wood fireplace, some for a wood burning stove. All of them need the same things though, access to oxygen, protection from excessive elements like rain and wind, and a way to keep unwanted visitors out. All three of these needs can be met by having a cap, but choosing the right cap has everything to do with the type of chimney you have. To figure this out, climb up onto your roof, count the number of flues, often a square of stone or one or two metal pipes, and write down a good description of each. Do pipes stick up out of the base? How far? etc, and measure each with your handy tape measure. Or, if you are not feeling so daredevilish, ask your chimney sweep or other professional chimney service to come by and take a look for you.
Dress in appropriate clothing. Wear old clothes that you do not mind getting messy with soot. Cover your hair with a bandanna. You may want to wear work gloves to protect your hands. Use a dust mask and goggles to prevent soot from getting in your mouth and eyes.
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