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Offline Susiepink

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Chimney sweep needed Uzumlu
« on: November 06, 2013, 14:19:06 PM »
I am having problems with my fireplace, the smoke is pouring into the room instead of up the chimney. My landlord's answer is get a soba, but I am not keen on them and quite like the idea of a lovely log fire. I would like to explore the possibility of getting the chimney swept and to see if it cures the problem before I get a soba in, anyone know of anyone?



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Re: Chimney sweep needed Uzumlu
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 16:07:30 PM »
What you need is a couple of chickens ! Take 'em up on the roof. Drop 'em down the chimney and after they've flapped all the way down you'll have a nice clean chimney AND you can hire 'em out to the neighbours.  ;)

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Re: Chimney sweep needed Uzumlu
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 16:12:49 PM »
Thanks KKOB, I'll try that :-)

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Re: Chimney sweep needed Uzumlu
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 16:15:02 PM »
They also have a lovely smoky flavour when you barbecue them.

KKOB is not joking, I have seen this being done out in the villages. Very scary for the birds I am sure :(

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Re: Chimney sweep needed Uzumlu
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 16:23:57 PM »
Shades of déjà vu here! Didn't we have a similar thread running earlier this year?
Sue, you might be better off getting a builder in as the chimney might not have been built for use, only for show, I can put you in touch with an expat builder if you want. Keith

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Re: Chimney sweep needed Uzumlu
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2013, 04:32:40 AM »
Thanks Keith, the problem is I am only renting and didn't want to get doing anything structurally. The fireplace has obviously been used by previous tenants, and I do know that there is a birds nest up there. I thought a good sweep would maybe solve the problem.

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Re: Chimney sweep needed Uzumlu
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2013, 06:02:09 AM »
Never seen a sweep here Sue, sounds like you just need someone to go up on the roof & clear the nest.

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Re: Chimney sweep needed Uzumlu
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2013, 12:30:28 PM »
There's the rope and sacking method too. Rope fed down the chimney, from the fireplace tie a couple of those plastic woven sacks that grain or similar comes in ( I'm 100% positive someone will have some in the village) then draw the rope back up the chimney.


No soot covered chickens running round your living room  :)




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