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#1 Posted : Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:50:23 PM
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Having just recently purchased a new woodstove, I did ask about cleaning the chimney, etc., and they said that they sell all kinds of brushes for the DIY folks. They are in upstate NY, maybe they can direct you to a place near you.



#2 Posted : Friday, May 01, 2009 11:19:50 PM
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Go to Lehmans on the web.  Expensive, but they have square, round, and hardware in your size.



#3 Posted : Tuesday, August 18, 2009 1:09:15 AM
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Years of online shopping and ebay-ing have made me able to shop quickly. If what I want is not on ebay, then I google it. Google your terms, in this case "chimney brush", then click the (shopping) tab. I found a whole list of them. Way cheaper! Here's a nice looking one, poly plastic bristles, (manufacturers of metal chimneys specify plastic bristles, if your flue is masonry you can use the scratchier metal bristles). Less than $15...for the 8 inch round brush. https://www.hardwareworld.com/8in-Round-Chimney-Brush-pIRUCTM.aspx

#4 Posted : Tuesday, August 18, 2009 6:27:15 AM
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Hey thanks a bunch guys.  Hard to believe while it's in the blistering 90s, the cicadas are screaming their heads off, and the blister beetles are eating my tomato plants, but it's getting around that time of year again.     No cotton-pickin end to the work-- up to my elbows in gleaned peaches and my brain's screaming that I need to be cutting wood and getting the stove ready.  But it sure is fun. 

#5 Posted : Tuesday, August 18, 2009 6:27:15 AM
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This isn't really about building-- more about keeping my building livable and standing-- but it's here because I can't figure where to put it.

I need to buy a brush for my chimney.  It's an 8-inch diameter, attached to a cast-iron freestanding fireplace.  I can't find them in stores locally and so have gone online.  I'm seeing an 8-inch brush starting anywhere from $25 to $85.  I can't find information about country of manufacture (would prefer to buy American) and so am very confused by this wide variance in price.  Quality is most important-- if it does a crappy job, I'll end up with a chimney fire.  From pics, they appear to be equal.  What will suit my needs, and what is it that I don't understand??

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