chimney cleaning


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Old 11-15-06, 02:41 PM
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chimney cleaning

I am trying to decide if I need to do any chimney cleaning. From what I understand it is the creosote buildup that is a fire hazard. I took a look up the chimney from inside the fireplace with a powerful flashlight and did not see ANY shiny residue (that is the creosote correct?). Just some soot on the sides of the chimney, but it didn't seem like a lot. Should be OK then correct?

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chimney cleaning

When was the last time you had your chimney cleaned? Is should be done every couple of years at least.

You could have a dust coating over creosote.

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Old 11-16-06, 12:31 PM
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Not sure when it was last cleaned. We have only been in the house a little over a year. Possibly could be a dust covering, but no "shine" evident.
 
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Next fire or two use a chimney sweep log. They should clean it for you if its not bad . Use wood that is 1 year old or more and it should stay clean
 
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Thanks for the advice. All the wood I burn is split and 3 years seasoned, so maybe that is why it is so clean. I do try to avoid burning "green" wood, mainly because it just doesn't burn well.
 
 

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