Old Homes Have Smoking Problems Too

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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There is a lot of hype out there revolving around the pros and cons of newer, air tight homes. Homes which have been built in the last fifteen years or so are more air tight than ever. Tax cuts were given on energy saving windows and doors that allowed the smallest possible amount of heated […]

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Sorg Mansion in Middletown, Ohio

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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Sorg Mansion is a beautiful and historic home in Middletown, Ohio.  We were lucky enough to be able to visit this majestic building and inspect its antique fireplaces. […]

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Wind and Your Chimney

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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As some may know, chimneys are designed to, when a fire is lit and the flue system is warmed by the fire, to pull the byproducts of combustion (smoke, toxic gases, etc.) up and out of the chimney by a natural draft that forms. As this warm air rises up and out of the chimney, […]

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Tinder? Kindling? What?

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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In my years working in the industry, I have come to find that a lot of people have problems first of all handling the terms surrounding lighting a good fire and secondly actually executing those steps. Smoking problems and poor draft issues are, sometimes, caused by a homeowner’s inability to start a fire in a […]

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Crown Damage Repair

Crown Damage Repair

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 crowns are very important because they protect the bricks below them.  We used a product called CrownCoat to seal the cracks and protect the crown from future damage. […]

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Chimney Caps

Chimney Caps

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 caps, which protect your flue system, come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles.  Watch this video to get a quick overview of the many different types of caps that are on the market today. […]

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Fireplace Insert or Gas Logs

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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Some folks simply do not want to deal with burning wood. Whether it be the smell, the work, or environmental factors deterring you from burning wood, there are other options. People who live in California and other dry regions of the country are experiencing stricter and stricter regulations on burning wood. Burning natural gas, however, […]

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Can Burning Wood Be Easy?

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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One of the main complaints that people have about burning wood is the inconvenience of it all. The acquisition of wood to burn is a huge headache that folks hear about. Cutting wood, hauling it, and storing it such that it will dry out sufficiently is not something that folks want to have to do […]

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Dangers of Gas Appliances

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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Gas appliances, whether they be a gas insert, a gas stove in your kitchen, gas logs, or other other gas appliance in the home, have risks. Proper use and and maintenance of gas appliances, which are used for cooking food and heating the home, can minimize these risks but they still exist. Being conscious and […]

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Benefits of Gas Appliances

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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Did you know that approximately 70 per cent of electricity is lost in generation and transportation, making electric powered appliances only approximately 30 per cent efficient? Those numbers are shocking to some homeowners. Another shocking statistic is that gas extraction and transportation causes only around a 10 per cent loss, leaving a gas fueled appliance […]

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