Convenience of Gas Fireplaces

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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A lot of people elect to not use a wood burning appliance because of the hassle that comes with it. You have to order or cut your wood, make sure that it is properly seasoned, and build the fire in order to experience the effects of the fire; warmth and a natural glow. If all […]

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Difficult Chimney Repairs

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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Masonry chimney repairs can be difficult to do yourself, especially if they are widespread over a lot of the area of the chimney. Extensive damage often requires the chimney to be partially or completely rebuilt, but sometimes a quality do-it-yourself repair will suffice. A good chimney repair takes a lot of time and effort. As […]

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Crumbling Mortar on 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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A fireplace provides so much warmth to your home, not only in heat but adding a certain level of charm to the room it resides in. A hearth can be decorated for the holidays and be a real focal point of room if you wish. The cold reality of a chimney, however, is that you […]

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Waterproofing Chimneys

Waterproofing Chimneys

If you spot water stains on the outside of your chimney, you can bet that it need a water repellent treatment. Protect your chimney from future damage by using products such as Chimney Saver and Crack Magik, and by taking advantage of these tips. […]

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Creosote Causes Chimney Odors

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, a buildup of  the byproducts of combustion, can cause odor in your chimney which can permeate through your entire home. It takes only one use of your fireplace for a small amount of creosote to build up in your flue system, and when conditions are right the smell of the creosote can enter your […]

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Damaging Leaks

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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Throughout the lifetime of your home, there is a large possibility that you will need to perform some type of maintenance in order to keep its intricately designed and delicately balanced parts from leaking or becoming damaged. The chimney and fireplace area, including surrounding drywall indoors, are prone to damage from water. If you are […]

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Three Stages of Creosote

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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The number of calls that we receive from customers who call us the day after a chimney fire saying that their neighbors came knocking on the door to let them know that their chimney is on fire is concerning but not necessarily surprising for those in the industry. When certain conditions exist, a chimney fire […]

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Winter Water Problem Prevention

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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Winter is a very hard time for your brick. While you sit inside nice and warm, perhaps around a fire in the fireplace or comfortably warmed by a different heating appliance, the brick on the exterior of your home are experiencing every change in temperature, from the drops below zero to those days where the […]

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Chimney Liner Insulation Specifications

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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Relining your chimney gives you quite a few options for cutting corners. When relining your chimney, one corner I have seen be cut is no insulation being put around the new chimney liner. This is a huge mistake, and most chimney professionals would agree. In order for most reline jobs to meet UL Listing Standards, […]

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Repair Cracked Chimneys Before Winter

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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Bricks on homes need repaired all the time, however, the bricks on the chimney are exposed to more of the elements than the rest of the home and therefore are often the most damaged bricks on the home. Over the winter, temperatures in most parts of the country dip below freezing and then back up […]

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