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Straight 6" ss flue hear and I just use glass fiber drain rods with a very stiff bristled brush made for 6" pipe. I do next doors who have flexible ss flue with the same setup but that flue has a few twists and turns. Must be 15 years old and it had an inspection last year and was given the all clear so the rods have not damaged it where they hit it.

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I sweep mine from the top with normal rods and a brush.  The debris ends up in the stove and can be removed once the dust settles.

 

None of my house insurers have ever had anything to say about stoves, chimneys or sweeping.

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Rods for liner are NOT the 19mm or so drain rods used above an open fire traditionally.  They are a small 12mm ish flexi plastic rod that bends easily.  Traditional rods are just not flexible enough.

 

Buying a new sweep set up today then power sweep is the way to go though.   But they can be a bit rough on 316 grade liners that have been in a few years and have been used with smokeless fuels,  thus may (will) be corroded at the top.

 

Personally I would also go the certified sweep way,  £60 every two years if you burn nice dry wood is not to bad.  Any stove repairs needed ( firebricks replaced etc) he/she can put in at the same time.

 

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Surely its the sulphurous smokeless coal that is hard on the liner, the brush just reveals it.  if you burb smokeless you should have the 904 grade liner anyway.  I only burn wood but I wasn't 100% sure that would be the case, so i ou in the higher grade liner

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While you can do this yourself, if you are unsure it is probably best to get a qualified person to do it. A sweep by a qualified person might help to identify any issues/wear and tear at an early stage.

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Thanks for your imput all. I am quite competent at most manual jobs and have swept my chimney for the last 10 years (bailey blue rods) . I was just looking at different types of systems for a flexible flue. 

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Hi. I've not got any rods yet. I've seen some for about £100 which look like they will do the job. Flexible with a brass screw joint. When I get them I'll update this tread.

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Hi. I've not got any rods yet. I've seen some for about £100 which look like they will do the job. Flexible with a brass screw joint. When I get them I'll update this tread.
I am no expert at all, am looking for some drill attachment type rods also. Have repeatedly had issues with the brass screw together style ones depositing several meters of rod and brush in chimneys. Pita! Highly suggest clip together impossible to unscrew ones

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Do mine with nylon rods and a small boss soft nylon brush. The main rule is to keep turning the rods clockwise so the joints don't come apart. It works for me although only the first few feet of out flue is lined, the rest is brick chimney.

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