Glazed 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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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 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 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 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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Purpose of a Fireback 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,. This because the backwall […]

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Dangers Posed by Wood Burning Stoves

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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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 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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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 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 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 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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  Do you feel winter in the air? 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 should be cleaning your masonry. It is especially important to clean your masonry if mold is growing […]

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Chimney Height: The 2 foot, 10 foot, 3 foot Rule

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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  Folks often have trouble grasping the 2 foot, 10 foot, 3-foot standard. These chimney height measurements are important to meet building requirements. Positing a chimney on the home relative to the rest of the home may cause it to draw better. This will generally cause you fewer problems as a homeowner. Chimney Height What […]

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Leaning Chimney Problem

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 complaint that we receive frequently from homeowners is  that their chimney is “leaning” away from the home and would like for us to come out and take a look at it. Most often when we go out to look at such problems, what we find is not so much a chimney problem as it […]

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My Chimney Needs Cleaned HOW Often?

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 time as a chimney professional, I have come to acquire a large amount of customers that call in about the same time each year to have their chimney professionally cleaned. These folks are usually older and use their fireplaces frequently. We come out, service their chimney; which includes a chimney sweep, an exterior […]

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