|Laying out the SootEater and hooking up the first section.|
|Everything is in position!|
With one rod in the chimney, I hooked up the drill, Donna held the vacuum nearby and we both switched on. I slowly inserted the rod fully through the bag, and up the chimney.
|Almost got the first rod in.|
|A second rod connected, and still going strong. Why are those gloves just laying there?|
|You can just make out the whips in this zoom picture.|
|Yuck, a bit dirty. Straight outside with you!|
At last, I brought it up, and took off the plastic bag, wrapping it around the whip head of the SootEater and taking it too out to the driveway.
Donna vacuumed out the dust that had settled on the lip of the T. I examined the length of stovepipe that I had removed to install the T and measured the amount of ash inside it. The peak thickness was about 5mm - it was grey and easily removed. Not sure if this was a tremendous danger or not? Any chimney sweeps who can give me guidance?
|Lots of dust settled in the lip of the T.|
|Maybe 5mm or a quarter inch of ash inside - should I be worried?|
Just spinning it with my hands, I ran the SootEater up and down the length of this pipe and cleaned it back to bare metal quite easily. I felt reasonably sure it had done a good job inside my cabin. For interests sake though, I stuck the camera into the pipe and tried to take a couple of photos.
I then wiped down the rods and put them away. I scrubbed my hands in a tub on the porch, and then installed the cover on the end of the T.
|Scrubbing up, not for the last time today.|
|Another view just inside the T.|
|Nice and tight cap installed.|