I never realised DIY sweeping was so much fun and can't understand why anybody would consider using a professional. In the past we've used a chap who has a dobbing great vacuum thingy in the back of his van. He has a large hose connected to the vacuum thingy that he shoves up the chimney, switches on the vacuum thingy which then cleans the chimney with almost no mess. Afterwards he relieves me of some cash and I get a certificate de ramonage.Fitter wrote: ↑Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:54 pmYes been there and done that - lost the lot up the flue, brush,and about four rods because one of the screw joints came out of the plastic rod.
So, bent up a hook out of re-bar, welded it onto a piece or M12 studding and fished for it with the remaining rods, dragged it all down, got it out.
Went through all the rod joints and cross drilled 'em and pinned 'em with sel-lock pins to the rods so they can't come out again.
Now I've been enlightened, I most certainly won't be bothering with "professionals" any longer. No sireebob, I'm off to the brico to get me a set of rods.