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The Morley Wood-Burning Stove Swept in Arkesden

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The Morley Wood-Burning Stove Swept in Arkesden

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Now this is a rarity, The Morley Wood-Burning Stove, I have never come across one of these or even heard of them before! I swept this example in an address around Arkesden only just this week. As can be seen from the photograph it

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Walden Sweeps Safe Covid Working Procedures and Twice Weekly Covid Testing

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Walden Sweeps Safe Covid Working Procedures and Twice Weekly Covid Testing

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Yes, for those of our customers who are not aware, both Claire and I are Covid testing ourselves twice a week now and we have both had our first vaccination and will shortly be having the second vaccination. The test kits are free of

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MCZ Pellet Fired Stove Swept in Duddenhoe End

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MCZ Pellet Fired Stove Swept in Duddenhoe End

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Continuing again this week with the theme of unusual or rarely seen stoves. This week is a move away from the usual fare of wood-burning stoves, this week we have a domestic biomass boiler or to be more precise a pellet boiler. I came

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Another Bird Removed from a Chimney – A Pigeon in Saffron Walden

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Another Bird Removed from a Chimney – A Pigeon in Saffron Walden

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Yes, within a few weeks I have been called to remove a live bird which had fallen down an uncapped redundant chimney. On this occasion the bird was a big pigeon which had dropped down a chimney at a house in Saffron Walden. The

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Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps 5 Year Refresher & Technical Update Course Completed

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Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps 5 Year Refresher & Technical Update Course Completed

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I recently completed the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps 5 Year Refresher & Technical Update Course and have the certificate to prove it! It was a day long course completed online because of the Covid restrictions and there were 10 other sweeps undertaking the

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Morso 1125 Wood-Burning Stove Swept in Sewards End

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Morso 1125 Wood-Burning Stove Swept in Sewards End

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Now here is what I call a retro stove, the Morso 1125, this example is at an address in Sewards End where I swept recently. It is really a most unusual looking stove, part retro and dated and part space age and contemporary in

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Two Live Jackdaws Removed from an Inglenook Chimney in Bardfield Saling

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Two Live Jackdaws Removed from an Inglenook Chimney in Bardfield Saling

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Yes, it is that time of the year again when the Jackdaws are looking to build nests in chimneys and raise a family. I have had lots of calls since the beginning of March where Jackdaws have been posting twigs down chimneys. However, this

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Nordpeis Uno 1 Swept and Fire-Bricks Replaced in Littlebury

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Nordpeis Uno 1 Swept and Fire-Bricks Replaced in Littlebury

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Although I have been sweeping the flue to this Nordpeis Uno 1 Wood-Burning stove for the past few years now, I thought that it definitely falls into the category of unusual stoves. Surprisingly I do sweep a number of other examples of this model

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Six Flues Swept at the Cut Maple Show Room in New England (Part 2)

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Six Flues Swept at the Cut Maple Show Room in New England (Part 2)

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Recently we swept all six of the showroom flues at Cut Maple Fires and Stoves in New England near Sturmer. We do the sweeping work for this excellent company and we are always pleased to work on their fantastic installations. Needless to say they

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Six Flues Swept at the Cut Maple Show Room in New England (Part 1)

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Six Flues Swept at the Cut Maple Show Room in New England (Part 1)

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Recently we swept all six of the showroom flues at Cut Maple Fires and Stoves in New England near Sturmer. We do the sweeping work for this excellent company and we are always pleased to work on their fantastic installations. Needless to say they

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