How to Install a Chimney Cap

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

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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Clay Lamb

One important thing to remember when it comes to installing a chimney cap on your own is to remember to wear protective gloves! Often times, stainless steel or other metal chimney caps have extremely sharp edges. Similarly, if the chimney cap you have purchased has instructions from the manufacturer, those should be followed instead of […]

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Chimney Liner vs Chimney Pipe

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

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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When it comes to the inside of your chimney, things can get a little confusing. Terms that seem to mean the same thing or that look very similar have caused people to ask me many questions over my years in the chimney business. The term “chimney liner” is extremely vague. Loosely defined, a chimney liner […]

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Creosote Removal Products Guide

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

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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Creosote is a major issue for any household or commercial wood burning fireplace. Creosote seeps into mortar joints and small cracks in the flue system as it turns from a gas to a liquid to a solid and corrodes away the inside of your flue. During very humid times of the year, creosote in the […]

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Chimney Flashing Repair- How to Fix Chimney Flashing Leaks

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

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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Clay Lamb

Here at my chimney repair and sweeping company, we treat every water problem as a process of elimination. Even the most trained chimney veterans may have difficulty pinpointing exactly where damaging water is entering your home. A chimney or roofing professional will often perform a water test which you can actually perform yourself. Starting at […]

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Chimney Flue Cap Reviews

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

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 professionals all over the country recommend that any chimney flue be capped.This chimney is properly capped to avoid debris or nesting material from making the chimney a CO hazard.Caps are extremely useful in that they protect the flue system from rain that falls straight down. Although this is rare, rain falling with no wind, […]

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Chimney Liner Installation Cost

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

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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Clay Lamb

  Chimney Liner The cost of relining a chimney tends to shock many customers. Admittedly, chimney liner costs can be surprising. There are a variety of factors that play into how much a chimney reline with installation costs. Depending on your area of the country, the average cost to get a professional reline runs from […]

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Fireplace Dampers

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

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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What is a damper? Customers often call in saying that their “flue” is broken or needs to be repaired because it won’t work properly. The flue is actually what lines the chimney, whether that be clay tiles or a stainless steel liner. The damper, however, opens and closes manually to either keep the warm air […]

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Stainless Steel Chimney Liners vs. Aluminum Chimney Liner

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

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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When it comes to relining your chimney, all of the options can be overwhelming. There are so many choices out there, from the type of metal flue liner you choose to the thickness and rigidity of the pipe. It is difficult to decide exactly what option is best for you. On the market today are kits, […]

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Firebacks Increase Fireplace Efficiency with Style

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

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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Clay Lamb

When it comes to burning a fire, there are many steps you can take to make it burn as efficiently as possible to get the most heat for your dollar. Burning the right wood and having a chimney constructed such that it draws properly are two ways to ensure efficiency. One step you can take […]

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Chimney Draft Problems

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

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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When a chimney is having drafting problems there are many issues that can arise. Similarly, there are many reasons that a drafting problem may occur. A chimney that is improperly sized can cause a drafting problem to occur. Also, a chimney that is too close to nearby trees or other tall buildings can also develop […]

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