Venting Gas Appliances in Masonry Chimneys

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

Gas appliances, depending on the type of appliance, can be directly vented, vented through a masonry chimney, or even vented through certain stainless steel. Some gas log sets are specially made to not need to be vented at all. Natural gas is a relatively cheap way to heat the home, and as time goes on […]

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Benefits of Chim-Scan Video Cameras

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

My crew has utilized Chim-Scan video cameras for years now, but some companies who do not use this technology after sweeping a chimney. Companies who do not use the Chim-Scan technology are missing out on opportunities to not only simplify customers’ concerns regarding documentation in any possible insurance claims or fire inspections, they give the […]

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The Way the Chimney REALLY Works

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

I’m sure that most folks have never stopped to consider the physics of their chimney, nor have they wanted to, but if you are experiencing problems the way your chimney naturally works (or should) is important to understand. Science explains why a properly constructed chimney works as it does to vent the smoke out of […]

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Glazed Creosote

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 I send my sweeps into a home, not only do they check the integrity of the chimney to ensure that it is structurally sound, they also sweep the inside of the flue system to remove any creosote or other debris that may have built up since the last cleaning. Creosote is usually puffy and […]

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Masonry Firebox . . . . tuck-pointing repairs

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

Masonry fireboxes, meaning that the fireplace is not a prefabricated or metal chimney, can deteriorate over time. Repairing your firebox is a job that is generally doable by the average homeowner, but professional consultation is always advised. Older masonry fireboxes were often constructed with regular old Portland cement. This cement “is not” specially formulated to […]

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Benefits of Purchasing a Fireback

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

Stainless steel firebacks have been used for centuries. Their purpose is to reflect heat back into the room and protect the actual firebox from damage. Firebacks have been used since colonial times here in America. Originally they were used to protect the back wall of the firebox, which has often been susceptible to damage from […]

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Dangers Posed by Wood Burning Stoves

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

Although a professionally installed wood burning stove is expected to be sound, there are dangers to having a fire burning inside of your home. Here are some things to watch out for if you have or intend to install a wood burning stove that can make having a stove much easier and require less maintenance […]

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Hidden Brick Paver Expenses

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

Brick paving can need to be repaired for numerous reasons. Cracks can appear in the paving as a result of water damage or the actual shifting of the ground the pavers sit on, the mortar joints in between the pavers can erode away with time, or the faces of the brick pavers may become loose […]

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Used Brick Maintenance

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

As you may or may not already know, used brick is called used brick because it has been used in constructing another building and was salvaged after the building was demolished. This being said, used brick needs extra maintenance as opposed to new brick simply because of the stress that the brick has already been […]

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Brick Cleaning Before Winter

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

Winter can be felt in the air all across Ohio and the rest of the Midwest after these past few weeks of ambivalent weather. Take advantage of the last few weeks of mild weather before the cold sets in for good. One project to cross off your list before the cold weather sets in is […]

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