Problems with Corbeling Slopes

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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Corbeling, also known as the shoulders or hips of the chimney, can cause chimney damage if it is not smooth and pitched properly.  If your corbeling has cracks, get it fixed sooner rather than later in order to avoid more serious water damage! […]

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Chimney Creosote Removal

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 very dangerous substance to have in your chimney–along with causing unpleasant odors and corroding metal and mortar, it can cause damaging chimney fires.  This video explains creosote, and shows some of the tools chimney sweeps use for removing this harmful substance. Where to buy products mentioned in this video: ACS Anti-Creo-Soot | […]

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Chimney Chase Cover Water Problem

Chimney Chase Covers

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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Q: Dear AsktheChimneySweep, My name is Rick and I’m from Illinois. After having my yearly chimney sweeping and inspection, the serviceman says that the chase cover has rust and needs to be replacing. I didn’t get a chance to ask him what this meant, he just left the invoice in the door with the recommended […]

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Chimney Crown 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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Over the past thirty years, I have seen and estimated thousands of damaged chimneys. This is usually due to poor design or construction of the wrong materials. This damage usually resides in the chimney crown. Customers often ask whats the best crown repair after getting the confirmation of chimney crown damage. Remember, the chimney crown […]

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Cleaning 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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Askthechimneysweep: Hello, I had a question for you regarding my chimney. What should I do about cleaning creosote in my chimney? If I look up the chimney I can see creosote build up and that worries me. Is there anything I can do to remove this creosote myself without having to pay for a professional […]

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Why Install a Fireplace Gas Blower?

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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Dear AsktheChimneySweep, I am considering purchasing a gas log set and am overwhelmed by all of the choices available to me. Should I opt for a fireplace gas blower with my gas log set? Are there benefits to having one versus not having one? Any guidance would be appreciated. Jim Cleveland,OH Jim, I’m glad to […]

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Gas Fireplace Service

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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Interested in what happens when a chimney sweep cleans your gas fireplace?  Watch this video for a detailed description of that process. […]

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Don’t Call a Roofer

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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If you have problems with leaking in your chimney, your first instinct may be to caller a roofer.  This video tells you why a chimney sweep would be better equipped to solve your leaking problem. […]

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HeatShield Application

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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HeatShield chimney liner repair is a product which coats the interior of your flue system, protecting it from damage.  Watch this video to see how Heat Shield is applied. […]

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Brick Chimney Construction: Corbels

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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Dear Askthechimneysweep: I have questions regarding my brick chimney construction; I am having a leak near my chimney and my chimney service man says that it is because of the corbel having exposed brick holes. What is a chimney corbel and is it a repair that I can do myself? Thanks, Larry Fields – Columbus, […]

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