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#1 OFFLINE   Snowy Bird

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 05:49 AM

Seeing, how this is a non TC area, just thought I'd ask. Has any cleaned their fireplace chimney by using one of those log thingies that you buy at Home Depot?
Do they work or just a gimmick??
Collin, you there?? I remember you saying you used to be in the business.
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 06:07 AM

I put a gas log in my fireplace over 15 years ago. Gas prices jumped and it has not been on this year. No use for one of those log thingys. So why did I answer this post? :D

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 06:25 AM

I put a gas log in my fireplace over 15 years ago. Gas prices jumped and it has not been on this year. No use for one of those log thingys. So why did I answer this post? :)


Thanks Chopper, but we have a REAL Fireplace.
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BTW, you sound like my husband...we had a very lively discussion ongoing for about 2 years..gas versus a REAL fireplace. We remodelled and now have what I wanted.. :D


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Posted 14 December 2005 - 06:41 AM

Couldnt get my wife (now X) to cut and haul fire wood. Glad your husband can keep you in line to do those chores. :rolleyes: Maybe he will give his secret out in Kneebraska. :D

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 07:00 AM

Couldnt get my wife (now X) to cut and haul fire wood. Glad your husband can keep you in line to do those chores. :rolleyes: Maybe he will give his secret out in Kneebraska. :D



:) :lol: Geez, you're a funny guy.


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Posted 14 December 2005 - 08:23 AM

Good memory!

Yea, they are a gimmick. Hire a chimney sweep. :)

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 09:12 AM

Used to have the real fireplace. Then my wife(current) refused to go down the hill and push the wheelbarrow full of wood up the hill...Now we have a gas fireplace :) :D

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 09:26 AM

a friend did last i heard the court case on the house burning down goes to court in feb they want it in court before it becomes class action they are real bad hire a chimney sweep...
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 09:59 AM

I understand those "logs" do didly squat. The only way to properly clean the flue is manual labor. We have an air tight stove and every year I climb up on the roof and do the dirty work myself......And I hate heights !!
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 10:28 AM

Thanks guys (except you smartasses)... :D
That's kinda what I figured also. We'll have to hire a pro, as the pitch on our roof is scarey. :)
I wonder how they get away with selling that stuff that's BS.


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Posted 14 December 2005 - 11:00 AM

Speaking off wood that is what I am doing now went and got a load of the stuff yesterday at our place up North we have a air tight stove. Nice thing about wood is after you handle it about 8 times you no longer have to build a fire you are very warm.
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 05:43 PM

Speaking off wood that is what I am doing now went and got a load of the stuff yesterday at our place up North we have a air tight stove. Nice thing about wood is after you handle it about 8 times you no longer have to build a fire you are very warm.
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I think that's what we'll be doing in the future...bringing back our own wood from our ATV outtings. A cord of birch dried, split and delivered is running around $250 here.


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Posted 14 December 2005 - 06:30 PM

A cord of birch dried, split and delivered is running around $250 here.


YIKES ! Is that Birch wraped in Gold leaf ? We go up the Fraser Canyon in the Spring to get our Birch, wonderful burning wood, and it only costs a tank of diesel........Hold it, That`s about $250...... :)
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 07:01 PM

A cord of dried fir here in Powell River delivered and split is 125.

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 09:54 PM

Well, you will know if you have a chimney fire. Sounds like a jet airplane in there. After mine, I converted to gas.

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 07:29 AM

Yeah, I experienced a couple of those at my parents house many years ago,very frightening, the whole house was shaking, terrible noise, for that reason I always clean the flue out EVERY year after burning season. You just can`t beat the warm feeling of an open fire........like camping !
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 01:19 PM

Well, you will know if you have a chimney fire. Sounds like a jet airplane in there. After mine, I converted to gas.

Same thing happened to my first X wifes big fancy house. Same jet plane noise. To bad the damn thing didnt burn to the ground! :D

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 01:26 PM

Good to see this didn't turn into a wood versus aluminim debate, that damn aluminum doesn't burn worth a damn. Another reason I prefer wood.

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 01:31 PM

Good to see this didn't turn into a wood versus aluminim debate, that damn aluminum doesn't burn worth a damn. Another reason I prefer wood.

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