What brush and rods for my flue?
Now I have a lined (at great expense) flue my old brush and drain rods aren’t suitable. Anyone know where I can buy a suitable brush for my stainless flue and do I need some more flexible rods to go with it? I can’t find anything on screwfix so maybe I just don’t know what to search for.Posted 5 years agokcalSubscriber
when the sweep did ours, he did from the stoves upwards – remove baffle brick and that leaves flue / chimney accessible. From above is feasible, but requires access to the roof / pot, often with a bird protector over it, not so easy.
Now have flexi brushes and rods as per Stoner, that way can control how often flue is swept. And get to look like Dick van Dyke (ahem).Posted 5 years ago
I can do one of ours from above with the ladder at full extension, I prefer it as there is a 45Deg bend at the stove and I don’t want to dismantle it. I think you can do a better job from above as you’re not worried about the dust and can give it a bit more welly. I cover the stove in old dust sheets as they’re not air tight (obviously!).Posted 5 years agoelzorilloMember
Just swept mine… Had to give it a hell of a push at times 🙁
Maybe I’ll just do it every other year as I only got less than a pint in volume of soot out of it and thats from using it all last winter.
On more thing.. I have a brush off ebay.. long thick plastic bristles that I worry could do damage to the lining.. Need to purchase a softer one.Posted 5 years ago
Im doing mine every other seasons too as I got very little out of mine after it’s first season. But the stove is a clean burn one, I burn well seasoned wood, that I run fairly hot and it’s not a particularly long flue – and is dead straight so there’s minimal risk of creosoting.Posted 5 years ago
The last sweep we used did it from the stove up and only just managed to get the rods around the angle into the flu, he made a massively shite job of it and not used him since. Can’t remember where I read it but they it recommended for stoves that it be done from the roof because of the angles and it works better, plus yes you can keep the door shut.
Need to call a guy this time to do it as needs done soon and I don’t have time just now.Posted 5 years agobigsurferMember
I am not one for paperwork and litigation but check your house insurance ours specifies that our chimney must be cleaned by a registered sweep at least every 12 months.
It only costs us £30 by the guy who installed the stove and I am happy for him to get messy when it would cost me 4 years cleaning just for the brushes and also its his problem if he damages the liner that cost approx £1000 fitted.Posted 5 years ago
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