What type of flue brush is used for a masonry chimney?

Answer To clean a masonry chimney, a stainless steel wire brush is used to scrape the soot from the walls of the chimney, according to Dave Messenger, owner of The Soot Busters in St. Helens, Oregon. The ... Read More »

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How to Install a Chimney Flue for a Wood Stove?

Properly installing a chimney flue for your wood stove prevents your house from filling with smoke. This task involves going up on the roof and inserting a stovepipe down the chimney; this is a dan... Read More »

What size chimney brush should I use?

Measure your chimney. Round brushes should be about 1/4 inch larger in diameter than your chimney; square or rectangular brushes about 1/2 inch longer and wider. The goal is to have a brush with br... Read More »

How to Size a Chimney Brush?

Choosing the correct size of a chimney brush is important in order to clean all sides of the chimney. The procedure to clean chimneys is based on the principle of contact on all side walls at once ... Read More »

What type of insulation is used in double-walled flue pipe?

Air is a fine insulator for double-walled flues where heat spread is desired, such as with wood or gas stoves. Mineral wool is the frequent replacement for now-illegal asbestos in furnaces and boil... Read More »