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Despite cleaning out the wood burner chimney when we finished using it in Spring, we like to do it again shortly after using it again in Autumn after a couple of fires. These help loosen anything still up there.
Getting the room ready requires protecting the carpet and anywhere the chimney rods are liable to touch when withdrawing them from the chimney. DB has made a board to go over the front, then a small hole was put in it to push the rods through once the first brush one is up round the back of the burner.
Remembering to always twist the rods clockwise to prevent them coming adrift up the chimney which would be a disaster, he pushed and pulled and we could hear more debris dropping:
Here it is just finished: