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A settled nomad living on the edge of Appalachia. I love to listen to music, spend time with my family, and play sports. I'm lucky enough to write code for a living. I'm often accused of having no "filter" as I tend to overshare. I make beer on occasion and try to sample new beers whenever I can.$BillRawlinson

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Chimney Sweeping?

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We have some pretty old fireplace inserts. Only one has ever been used so today we had it cleaned and inspected before we start using it ourselves. I don't think it had been used much by the previous owners of our house. Here is a photo of it before the sweeping.

Pre swept chimney

Here is the same chimney after being swept:

Pre swept chimney

I don't see much, if any, difference. But at least it's been checked out and is deemed safe to use. I did smell some soot but that could have been just from them vacuuming the bottom of the fireplace and cleaning out that ash.