How do you clean your chimney?

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    I have two stoves in the house both Vermont Castings and a Lopi in the garage. Metal 6" flue pipe on all. I clean my chimney each year but don't use a brush. I go up on the roof and drop my cleaning appliance down and raise it up and down 20-30 times. My cleaning appliance is an old pair of jeans where I cut the leg off and filled it with smooth (rounded) river stoves. I tie wrapped the ends and attached a rope. Doesn't scratch and is smooth but still rubs the soot off the sides. I'll post a picture one of these days. FYI - tried a cat once but the noise was horrible - just kidding.
     
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    ...cat! :rofl: :lol:
    I use a Soot Eater...but I bet a mean ole black alley cat would do a bang up job too! :whistle: :thumbs: :rofl: :lol:
     
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    Do not hold in hand?
    Did they really need to print that on there?!?:faint:

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    Ask my dad.... he did it, dunno how his hand stayed in place. I was 9 at the time.
     
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    I use an Ace branded nylon brush and fiberglass rods...but the neighbor has a few stray kittens hanging around. I suppose i could use some bailer twine to bundle them then attach them to the rods.
    How many kittens do you think it would take to properly clean the flue?:whistle:
     
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    4. They make less noise after being in the freezer overnight. Helps scrape off the hard stuff too.
     
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    Short or longhair? :whistle:
     
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    I almost spit out my octopus salad at the Chinese buffet!
     
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    Apparently yes...I have an uncle missing a couple fingertips from an M80...
     
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    So do you put the M80 in first or do you put the cat in first or do you just stuff the cat with the M80?
     
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    Yesh...
     
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    The M80 in the cat works with the frozen cat. Soft cats leave more residue than the firewood.
     
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    Thinking of trying the cat trick. Wondering where the best spot to add a thread-sert is if I wanna try with the fiberglass rods? Any suggestions. Guess it depends on frozen or not also. Thread-Serts are cheap so guess I can try many options to see what works best. Pics to follow


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    All ready to go
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    Ok before anyone gets all huffy. This is of course thanks to google and I read that it was just asleep in this crazy position.


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    o_O

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    It’s now more apparent that the camera angle is playing a good trick on the eye....
     
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    Have to say this fellas... we do have some (well respected FHC members) cat lovers on board, so... be ready for a little rebuttal.:zip:
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    Nice...:rofl: :lol: :thumbs: