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Clearview 750 Stove Swept in Steeple Bumpstead

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Clearview 750 Stove Swept in Steeple Bumpstead

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A good news story this week! Here is a Clearview 750 Stove that I swept in Steeple Bumpstead not too long ago. Its an impressive stove, the largest on in the Clearview range. It has a phenomenal heat output of 14Kw. As you can see

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Stove Not Working Properly, Its those Pesky Jackdaws Again????

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Stove Not Working Properly, Its those Pesky Jackdaws Again????

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It’s a few months ago now that a lady customer called me to her farmhouse outside Hempstead, because her stove wasn’t working properly. She told me that the woodburning stove just wasn’t drawing properly, she was having difficulty getting it lit and when it was

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A Wild Boar? – Walberswick

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A Wild Boar? – Walberswick

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I haven’t had a thatched animal for some time so I thought I would do one this week. The offering today is from a thatched roof in Walberswick which I saw when we were having a short break back in February – Seems like a

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Large Firebelly Stove Swept in Tindon End

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Large Firebelly Stove Swept in Tindon End

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I recently swept this large Firebelly Stove in Tindon End. The stove was in a recently refurbished 15th Century farmhouse. A really beautiful property in a fantastic secluded location. But guess what? The lounge were the stove is situates is completely carpeted in white carpet;

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An Unusual Blockage Found in a Chimney in Ashdon

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An Unusual Blockage Found in a Chimney in Ashdon

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I swept the pictured chimney at an address in Ashdon recently, using manual rods and brush; when I came across an obstruction two thirds of the way up the chimney. As I withdrew the rods a number of twigs and bits of nest material came

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Dead people found inside chimneys?

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Dead people found inside chimneys?

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I found this interesting if somewhat morbid article in the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps Monthly newsletter and I thought I would share it with my customers. I hope everyone finds it interesting??? The most I have ever found up chimney besides soot are dead

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A Very Dirty Chimney Swept

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A Very Dirty Chimney Swept

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I swept this chimney last week and was horrified to see the quantity of material that was extracted; I won’t mention were this was for obvious reasons. But as can be seen from the photograph, it was extremely dirty. The chimney was constructed of clay

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Boxing Hares with a Fox Watching on in Walberswick

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Boxing Hares with a Fox Watching on in Walberswick

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Its about time I posted another thatched animal, this time three for the price of one, which I saw on a roof in Walberswick. It looks to me like Mr Fox is creeping up on those two hares, who are so intent on their boxing

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Birds Nest Removed from an Inglenook Chimney in Castle Camps

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Birds Nest Removed from an Inglenook Chimney in Castle Camps

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Last week I removed a rook’s nest from an inglenook chimney at this house outside of castle camps and on the way to Helions Bumpstead. I’m wishing now that I had taken a photo from the top of the scaffolding as the views of the

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Dovre Combination Stove Recently Condemned in Felsted

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Dovre Combination Stove Recently Condemned in Felsted

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I recently had to condemn this Dovre Combination Stove at a house just outside Felsted, Essex. The home-owner had no idea how long the stove had been in situe as it had been in place when he had bought the property some time ago. The

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