Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Next preparation jobs....

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Our oil boiler servicing - done!

Sweep the chimney! We do this twice a year every year. The first sweep is when we finish with the wood burner, usually April or May. Here is the burner prepared and first rod in:
The second sweep is late summer before we use the wood burner. We are amazed at more stuff dropping down but drop it does. The picture below is a bit inside the base. More was in the chimney base:
After sweeping, here is what came out - plus more you couldn't see sitting in the base of the chimney itself:

We only burn hardwood as it produces less build up, but our kindling is often softwood - old fences and bits of other wood or small twigs, branches or pine cones occasionally.

Another job done.


  1. I'm hoping to have a burner in our next house. Love the cardboard idea.

    1. It’s a piece of hardboard but heavy duty cardboard would work just as well.

  2. A necessary job crossed off that list! It is a cheering thing, isn't it?

  3. Our son cleans out his fireplace twice a year as well. He is very happy when that chore is completed.

    God bless.

    1. Needs doing doesn’t it, certainly don’t want a chimney fire.

  4. Its on the list and will hopefully get done next week.


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