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Keeping your chimney clean. Some tips.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1984 (v.62#5) pg. 96

The nine steps to cleaning the creosote buildup and soot from a chimney.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 2001 (v.24#6) pg. 58

Sweep your chimney clean.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1981 (v.5#2) pg. 35

A clean sweep. How to keep wood-burning appliances and chimneys working safely. Advice on wood selection, avoiding creosote buildup and on choosing a chimney sweep.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 26

Cleaning fireplaces and chimneys.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #87 Aug 1965 (v.15#4) pg. 41

Jig for cleaning the inside of a chimney consists of a weighted board with scrub brushes fastened on all four sides.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #153 Apr 1974 (v.24#4) pg. 26

How to clean a chimney.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #205 Jan 1980 (v.30#1) pg. 94

Tip: Make a stovepipe cleaning tool from a tin can.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #235 Jan 1983 (v.33#1) pg. 60

Tips on cleaning your fireplace chimney.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #251 Sep 1984 (v.34#7) pg. 78

Tips on removing efflorescence from a chimney.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #25 Feb-Mar 1985 pg. 10
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #26 Apr-May 1985 pg. 4

Pulley-and-chain system to move a chimney-cleaning brush up and down by reaching through the clean-out door.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 22

How to clean your own chimney.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 53

Rebirth of chimney sweeping skills. Includes information on what causes creosote formations, how to clean a chimney and a source list of information and equipment in Canada and the US.
HARROWSMITH #25 Jan 1980 (v.4#5) pg. 72

Results of laboratory tests on chemical chimney cleaners.
HARROWSMITH #32 Dec 1980 (v.5#4) pg. 47

Chimney maintenance. Advice on cleaning, inspecting, lining, etc.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #119 Dec 1994 (v.19) pg. 49

New techniques in chimney cleaning. Advice from a professional.
HOME MECHANIX #714 Oct 1987 (v.83) pg. 30

Tip on cleaning a chimney from ground level. Must be equipped with a clean-out door.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1986 (v.11#1) pg. 26

How to clean chimneys and stovepipes.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1979 (v.4#6) pg. 81

How to clean your fireplace chimney.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #617 Oct 1979 (v.75) pg. 102

A look at how to set up a business as a chimney sweep.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #49 Jan-Feb 1978 pg. 110

How to start a chimney sweeping business.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #64 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 111

Tip: Make a flue scraper from a metal can. Use it to clean out an encrusted section of a stovepipe.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #66 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 119

Mother's creosote catcher. A canning jar is fitted into a section of stovepipe.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #66 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 152

How to sweep (clean) your own chimney.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #67 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 132

Testing chemical chimney cleaners. A summary of the results.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #71 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 118

What is available in chimney cleaning tools and tips on their use.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1981 (v.2#7) pg. 18

Techniques of chimney sweeping. How to clean a chimney and tips on easy clean-up afterwards.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1978 (v.6#8) pg. 85

Chimney and wood stove cleaning instructions.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1979 (v.26#9) pg. 114

Tip: Use a burlap sack filled with bricks as an effective chimney cleaning device.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1981 (v.28#12) pg. 20

Preventing chimney fires. An experienced chimney sweep's guide to heating with wood safely and to cleaning the chimney efficiently.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1982 (v.29#3) pg. 80

Electric drill with a paint stripper allows fast cleaning of stovepipe.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1986 (v.33#1) pg. 26

Sweep your flues clean and avoid costly chimney fires. How to hire it done or do it yourself.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1980 (v.153#1) pg. 110

Tip: Make your own chimney cleaning brush from two wire brushes, some wood and electrical conduit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1980 (v.153#1) pg. 132

Tip: Clean a round metal chimney using a disc of heavy, corrugated cardboard.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1983 (v.159#2) pg. 55

How to beat the wood-stove peril: creosote build-up. Tips on cleaning out chimneys, selecting firewood, location of chimneys and flues and other tips to prevent build-up of creosote.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1978 (v.213#4) pg. 136

Tips on how to clean your chimney and how to put out a chimney fire.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1979 (v.214#1) pg. 114

Feet-on-the-ground chimney sweeping. A brush hung from a pulley cleans your flue without climbing on the roof.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1983 (v.223#4) pg. 141

Tip on how to clean a metal chimney from the bottom (if it is equipped with a clean-out cap).
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1984 (v.224#3) pg. 144

How to clean and maintain your fireplace chimney.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Fall 1979 pg. 89

Chimney sweeping: the hows and whys. Some tips on tools and techniques.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1981 (v.37#3) pg. 92

Fireplace safety check. How to clean and inspect your fireplace and chimney.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1998 (v.54#1) pg. 38