Lurlene Diefenbach chimney ideas, 2018-04-03 12:50:44. If you feel any trepidation at the thought of climbing a ladder or standing on your roof, clean your chimney from the bottom instead, using the method outlined below. If you are unsure about the quality of your roof, or if your roof is slanted and you are not sure you will be able to keep your balance, use the other method.
Otthilda Becker chimney ideas, 2018-04-13 21:43:49. 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.
Ordella Adeneur chimney ideas, 2018-04-03 11:22:43. 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.
Bertha Blecher chimney ideas, 2018-04-03 11:23:09. Keep your fires burning nice and hot to prevent the buildup of creosote in your chimney.
Bertha Blecher chimney ideas, 2018-03-23 11:21:53. Determine the size and shape of the flue. It will be either square or round, 6 inch or 8.
Senta Aleshire chimney ideas, 2018-03-22 11:21:47. Buy a pulley rope system to be used with your chimney brush. Two ropes are attached to the brush, one on the top and one on the bottom, and the brush is operated from both the roof and the fireplace. Assemble the pulley system with the brush. Have one person take it up a ladder to the roof. The person on the roof should hold one side of the rope, and drop the other side, with the brush in the middle, through the flue to the other person waiting below.
Senta Aleshire chimney ideas, 2018-04-03 11:22:28. Dissemble the brush and extensions, or detach the rope. Place the supplies in your satchel and climb back down the ladder. Clean the bottom of the chimney. Use the small wire brush to clean the bottom of the flue that you may have missed with the brush. Clean the chimney from the bottom up.
Ordella Adeneur chimney ideas, 2018-03-30 11:22:21. A chimney brush, either wire or plastic. Use your chimney's measurements to buy the right size.
Lurlene Diefenbach chimney ideas, 2018-03-27 11:21:59. Schedule an annual cleaning and examination of your chimney and flue with a chimney repair professional. If you use your fireplace or stove regularly, these checks should be even more frequent.
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