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Author Topic: Sweeping da chimbley sans cr*p!!  (Read 2054 times)
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« on: September 14, 2013, 02:56:53 PM »

Here's a neat idea you may or may not have thunk of, care of Mrs Desp.

I've just swept the chimbley of the Dragonstove, so while I was covering up everything with the old dustysheets, Mrs Desp says
"why dont you burn a bit of papaer in the stove to warm up the chimbley and it will then act as a massive great hoover"

"I'm not convinced but I'll try it" kicking myself that I didn't think of it.

Long and short is, it works a treat, stovepipe warmish to the touch, and as the dust comes down I can see the fines being sucked up before my very eyes.

Brilliant.

Course I could have paid a sweep, but where's the fun in that?? ralph ralph

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2013, 10:10:57 PM »

Now go and clean the roof and the neighbours washing
A friend told me the chimney sweep tapes a big board over the fireplace and plugs in a vacuum cleaner.  Then pushes the brush through  an opening in the board.
Me, I have to stand on the roof as I've got too many bends close to the log burner.   
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 10:42:44 PM »

I have a straight forward chimney , easy to sweep via a soot door in the wall.
That soot stuff is sooo fine it gets everywhere and you'll be wiping walls / floors/furniture for ever.
Get a local sweep who uses a vacuum and brush . Pay him cash and give him tea.
Best money ever spent.
George.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 11:14:10 PM »

And make sure you clean the right chimney  Grin

There's a whole row of terraced miners cottages here on our beautiful isle and my mate needs his chimney swept. He's not lived here long so seeks local advice, it's always the right had pot says 'The Brother' when my mate asks him. Should I light some paper in the fire first says Gordon, no point says the Brother in his thick Yorkshire accent, it's always the right hand pot. 'I'll just go up ont roof and stuff brush down like'. Well, you can guess what happens, the 'Brother' dumps several kilos of soot onto the 'house proud' neighbours rug  hysteria  hysteria  hysteria

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