Since Lindemann Chimney Supply has a sister chimney sweeping company in Chicago (Lindemann Chimney Service) we are out there every day cleaning and repairing chimneys. We know that sometimes cleaning chemicals don't work and that it takes something extreme measures to remove glazed creosote from the flue.
But let's start with the fireplace smoke chamber. We have rotary products that make quick work of creosote removal in the smoke chamber. We carry two light-duty rotary cleaning brushes for smoke chambers. This power sweeping brush flares out as it starts to spin, wiping creosote out of the smoke chamber. It reaches into corners, cracks and irregular surfaces doing a great job. Designed for use with the 2' ButtonFlex Rods or ButtonLok Enforcer Steel Rods.
Stinger Whip Set & Super Scrub Power Sweeping Whip
If you need a cleaning tool for moderate third degree build-up, this Stinger Whip Set with ButtonLok rod fitting makes removal quick. Eighteen line tips get into corners of flues up to 12" X 12". You may shorten the line for smaller flues. A ½" drill with clutch is recommended. Use with ButtonLok Black Poly Rods or ButtonLok Enforcer Steel Rods and drill adapter. Keep some Stinger Replacement Whip Line on your truck for quick repairs.
The Super Scrub Power Sweeping Whip cleans chimneys gently, yet effectively. The Shark Tooth Whip Line is .155" and includes 11 powerful strands. The Super Scrub may also be strung with lighter weight string trimmer line for lightweight liner or wire rope for deglazing. It passes through dampers and the adjustable strands expand back out to clean soot and flaky creosote. Includes guide ball on the end to help negotiate offsets. Use with ButtonLok black poly rods or ButtonLok Enforcer Steel Rods. To see a video on the Super Scrub, click here.
The ProFlex Wizard spins, removing thin layers of glazed creosote up to 1/4". It attaches to ProFlex or Large Universal Thread poly rods. Be sure to use a 1/2" heavy-duty hammer drill with a clutch. Replacement loop assemblies are also available. The 14" loop works for 8" - 10" diameter flues, 6" X 6" square, and 6" X 10" up to 7" X 11" rectangle flues. The 24" loop assembly works with 11" - 20" diameter flues, 10" X 10" square and 8" X 12" up to 12" X 16" rectangle flues.
Use the Small Chain Whip Set when removing heavy glazed creosote. This Small Whip cleans flues up to 8" X 8". Use the Large Chain Whip Set when removing heavy glazed creosote on flues up to 12" X 12". Both include a hub base and rugged chain. Use with ButtonLok Enforcer Steel Rods and drill adapter. A ½" drill with clutch is recommended.
Posted by Karen Lamansky, Director of Marketing.
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