Sweeping a Dirty Oil Flue

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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  Did you know that it is possible for an oil-fired appliance to be clean, but its flue system dirty? Or that an oil-fired appliance can go from working very well and efficiently. Then to poorly and relatively less efficient in a matter of a few years? Why does this happen, and what are the specifics […]

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Smoke Chamber

Where is the . . Smoke Chamber ?

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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Where is the Smoke Chamber? An important part of any fireplace is the smoke chamber. It’s the area of the chimney which provides support for the clay flue tiles that make up the chimney’s liner. Smoke chambers are often a tricky part of a chimney sweep’s job. Seeing that the design of any particular smoke […]

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What are Chimney Sweeps … Looking For?

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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Some people may not realize how important it is to have their chimney cleaned by chimney sweeps. They may think chimney sweeps merely remove creosote and tries to remove any odor.  What chimney sweeps are looking for is much more than this! Assuming your sweep is running a video inspection of the inside of the […]

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Carbon Monoxide Hazards

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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Why is carbon monoxide hazardous?   When carbon monoxide, or CO, accumulates to a certain point in your blood, death can occur. Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless gas and exposure to it is life threatening. Even continued low-level exposure to carbon monoxide can permanently damage your brain and vital organs. Carbon monoxide poisoning can […]

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“Get a bucket, the Chimney is leaking”

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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“Oh my gosh, Honey the ceiling by the fireplace is leaking like crazy, get a bucket, NO…. get lots of buckets” I get lots of water problem phone calls like this all during our rainy season. This is all through March and through July. This could be a sign of a leaking chimney. I found some interesting […]

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Caring for Prefabs

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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How to Care for Prefabricated Fireplaces The fireplace has certainly changed since its original design from so long ago. Improving fireplace parts is a constant project. Since the primitive use of fire containing devices, one of the most recent being the factory built or prefabricated fireplace unit. A prefabricated unit, or prefab, is made of […]

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Chimney Fires

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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Chimney Fires A chimney flue is very important because it carries dangerous byproducts of combustion out of your home. Fires have been used for warmth for centuries, and over time our knowledge of what needs to be done in order to keep the chimney safe has evolved. A dirty or damaged chimney can be potentially […]

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Expansion Joints Around the Top Flue Tile

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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Expansion Joints An expansion joint around the top flue tile serves a very practical purpose. As the fire burns in the fireplace, the hot gases of combustion vent up the flue system. These hot gases, in turn, warm the flue system, causing it to expand. If the crown is constructed such that the cement is […]

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How to Replace a Fireplace Damper

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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How to Replace a Fireplace Damper Dampers Fireplace dampers sit almost directly above the heat of the fire. Over time, the extreme heat and rapid change in temperature. This can warp and damage the fireplace damper, thus needing replacement. A damper must be in one piece that is snug to the flue in order for […]

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