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noquacks 12-06-2010 03:51 PM

Any chimney sweeps here? Question:
 
Hi Again, people,

I need to clean my masonry chimney, and figured I need a brush. Its 10X14.5" ID, but when I was peeking inside, I noticed where the masons placed the sequential blocks of flu, naturally, some mortar oozed out and hardened on the inside. My concern is will by brush be able to be pushed down then back up even with those gobs of mortar staggered all the way down there, presumably?

Please comment asap, as its freezing here in Florida......

Thaks!

Tscarborough 12-06-2010 07:20 PM

Yes, that is why you use a brush, not a sponge.

noquacks 12-07-2010 06:01 PM

Thanks. (I dont get the sponge thing though....)

Tscarborough 12-07-2010 10:29 PM

You use a sponge to clean pipe, i.e. things without protrusions that a dense sponge would get caught upon.

Ron6519 12-08-2010 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noquacks (Post 546768)
Hi Again, people,

I need to clean my masonry chimney, and figured I need a brush. Its 10X14.5" ID, but when I was peeking inside, I noticed where the masons placed the sequential blocks of flu, naturally, some mortar oozed out and hardened on the inside. My concern is will by brush be able to be pushed down then back up even with those gobs of mortar staggered all the way down there, presumably?

Please comment asap, as its freezing here in Florida......

Thaks!

The quill like wires are more then flexible enough to bypass the mortar protrusions.
Ron


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