NOTE: These are the most commonly used rods for general purpose brushing. Use them with Wire or Poly Brushes. (.440" threaded connection ends fits directly to the Poly or Wire Brushes)
NOTE: Use this sturdy plastic brush to clean TOP-Flex & TOP-Rigid stainless steel liners, insulated metal lined chimneys, or metal stovepipe. The polypropylene bristles are acid resistant to coal, gas & oil flues; and will not scratch the stainless liners or black stovepipe. It's 1/4" threading allows for easy connection to the Fiberglass Rods.
NOTE: These brushes have round wire bristles made of 22ga steel that is twisted in a "double spiral" pattern providing an aggressive brush for creosote glaze inside your masonry or clay flue lined chimney.
Pellet Stove Rod
Pellet Stove Brush
NOTE: This Brush & Rod is especially made to clean your pellet stove flue. The rod is constructed of 1/4" diameter PVC, allowing the 3" or 4" brush to maneuver through 90 degree pipe angles! (*Remember to calculate how many rods you need to clean the entire chimney and order accordingly!)
How often should I have my chimney cleaned?
Cleaning and maintenance of your chimney should be done at least once a year. During your annual inspection, the chimney should be checked for any damage, creosote accumulation and buildup, or any sealant problems with your stove or chimney.
What is Creosote?
Is the result of gas that is produced by the fire in the form of smoke. It travels up the chimney to escape, but as the gas comes in contact with surfaces at a colder temperature in the chimney, it transforms into a dangerous solid. Creosote not only reduces the efficiency of your unit; it can ignite under certain conditions causing a chimney fire. Products such as Anti-Creosote (ACS) can help prevent creosote build-up.
How many rods do I need to clean my chimney?
Measure the height of your chimney from the top of the masonry crown down to the clean out door, tee or the unit where it is to be cleaned out. Divide this number by 5 feet to calculate how many 5 foot Fiberglass or Pellet Stove Rods you need. (Ex. Total height is 27ft. 27 divided by 5 = 5.4, so you need 6 rods giving you 3 extra feet of rod to hold onto.
What kind of brush do I need?
The Poly Brush is the most popular for stainless steel liners, stand alone stainless chimney systems, or metal single wall or double wall stovepipe. The Wire Brush is for general cleaning of masonry or clay flue tile chimney linings. Make sure to pick a brush at least the size of your liner/tile and for rectangle flues remember to measure it in both directions.