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Re: Need some fireplace flue advice
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2006, 11:18:46 AM »
Joan, I burn some coal too - It does loosen up the shiney creosote - On that chimney cap - I would take it off during the burning season, put it back on in the spring to keep birds & squirrels  out. 
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Re: Need some fireplace flue advice
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2006, 01:12:58 PM »
     I would avoid the flue fire at all costs I have had them and know of a few instances where there were several hundred gallons of water in their living room from a fire truck also I have never had anything so scary as the sound a flue fire makes, sort of a mix between a tornado and a freight train.  We lost our home to fire a few years back, not because of a flue fire but a fire just the same, it was one of the most devestating things that can happen to a family.  I now have an out door furnace and I have it fixed to where I can clean the whole thing in about 15 minutesl., but when I had the stove inside and a flue, I had a clean out  outside and every so often I would take a long chain up on the roof and put it down inside the chiminy and just swing it in a circular motion that would knock everything loose and then i could drag it out the cleanout.

I have also heard that burning potato peelings will help eliminate creasote, One of my uncles used to swear by it.
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