Fiberglass Chimney Brush Extension Rods
For best use you will need:
1/4″-NPT Male Threads and 1/4″-NPT Female Rod End
Rutland Chimney Sweep® cleaning brushes have 1/4″ pipe threads that directly attach to rods. Rutland Professional brushes have 3/8″ pipe threads and require a 1/4″ x 3/8″ Rutland Adapter (#1438).
Make sure that fire is completely extinguished and the chimney is cold along its length before you begin.
Wear appropriate eye protection, gloves, and an approved dust mask.
Cover fireplace or stove opening and all items in work area.
The most effective methods for cleaning are the Top-Down or Bottom-Up methods, using RUTLAND Extension Rods.
Always work brush up and down several times as needed.
Soot and corrosive debris from cleaning may cause damage.
Be aware of electrical and fire hazards.
Safety precautions should be used while working on roof.
Use caution when handling brushes.
Wire can injure eyes and puncture skin.
An annual inspection and cleaning by a certified chimney technician is highly recommended.
Method of Cleaning
Top Down Method:
Attach the brush securely to a rod and lower into the top of the chimney. Add more rods as necessary to reach the flue bottom.
After attaching the brush to the rods, place in the flue, adding rods as you go. Use up and down motion. When chimney is clean, brush will slip easily through the chimney flue.
Bottom Up Method:
Insert brush and rod up through the fireplace damper or chimney clean-out door. Add more rods as necessary to reach the top of the chimney. Use up and down motion. When chimney is clean brush will slip easily through the chimney flue.
This method is often messy since sealing the opening cannot be done during cleaning. Cover area around opening to prevent staining floor, rugs, or furniture.