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Hello fellow wood burning friends, chimney sweeps and industry professional’s. Today I will discuss 7 sure fire methods to determine if our seasoned hard wood is ready to burn. these methods should be used holistically, each method is useful but when combined together you will have great results. It is well established that the moisture […]

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A chimney sweeps job involves proximity and close contact with several new or different customers each day. Some of these people will either have the covid virus, will be elderly or infirm and could be at increased risk from the infection. It is our job as professionals to: 1, Safeguard ourselves and families2, Safeguard our […]

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What on Earth have wood burning stoves got to do with the corona virus you might ask? I’m not talking zombie apocalypse tin hat type stuff, rather a scenario where the utilities were shut down for a few days or maybe a week. Well, with the onset of the corona virus, I have been like […]

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Sweep safe fully endorse the government ban on heavy polluting fuels. None of us like to hear the word ‘ban’ but, there is a genuine problem where significant numbers of solid fuel users are either burning wet wood or indeed burning house coal. There is statistical evidence and substantial data evidencing that these practices pollute […]

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I spoke in other posts of impending changes to our industry, changes that will affect all of us. This blog documents in brief some big changes that we know are forthcoming so that you may better prepare your company for the future. 1, Eco design appliances. What does this mean? Europe and the U.K. set […]

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Hello chimney sweeps and industry professionals, todays article is about Hepa airborne dust extractors. We are going to explain; what they are?, what they do? Why we need one? And costs. What is an air cleaner? An air cleaner is a powerful adjustable, fan unit built within a casing. The casing houses a very large […]

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Sweep Safe ongoing education series Hello fellow sweeps and industry professionals welcome to our article. We all love our vacuums but no matter what model, after sucking up lots of fine soot eventually the filters will begin to block or the bag will be full and suction will be lost. Over time there have been […]

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Once you own a wood burning stove you become responsible to ensure it works safely, burns cleanly and lasts a long time. Unfortunately, many stove owners are unaware of the basic requirements needed to ensure it all keeps working. Stove maintenance can be broken down into three distinct sections. Much of the daily maintenance can […]

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There are several fuel types available to the solid fuel user, coal, peat, wood logs, compressed wood products, smokeless coals etc. With so much negative info in the press let’s take an objective look which is the right fuel for you to burn. Firstly you must look at your appliance, follow manufacturer guidelines as burning […]

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Historically there were two routes into chimney sweeping. 1, apprentices such as the chimney climbing boys or 2, from father to son passed down knowledge through the generations. This still happens to a degree today and many enter the profession because they fell into the job via family association. Things have changed a great deal […]