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Old 12-06-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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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!

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

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Thanks. (I dont get the sponge thing though....)
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You use a sponge to clean pipe, i.e. things without protrusions that a dense sponge would get caught upon.
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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.
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