Otthilda Becker. chimney ideas. April 19th , 2018.
Burning fires in a chimney leads to the accumulation of soot and creosote, a flammable, sticky substance that can cause chimney fires if it is not removed. Hiring a professional chimney sweep can get expensive, so if you use your fireplace frequently, consider picking up a few tools from the hardware store and cleaning your chimney yourself. This article provides instructions on three different methods for cleaning a chimney, as well as tips on chimney cleaning safety.
Determine the size and shape of the flue. It will be either square or round, 6 inch or 8.
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.
Measure your chimney flue. To clean your chimney, you will have to use properly sized tools. Measure the sides of your chimney from the bottom, through the fireplace. You could also climb up a ladder and measure it from the top.
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