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Unusual Combination Stove Swept in Stebbing

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Unusual Combination Stove Swept in Stebbing

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Yes, this is a rather unusual Combination Stove I recently swept at an address in Stebbing. I have not seen one like this previously, although I do see many other combination stoves, usually Dovre or Nord which seem to be the most common varieties.

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Efel Harmony 1 Wood-Burning Stove Swept in Ashdon

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Efel Harmony 1 Wood-Burning Stove Swept in Ashdon

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I do see small numbers of these Efel stoves whilst on my travels around the area. I recently came across this one in an address in Elsenham, but I can think of other examples I sweep, two in Kedington, one in Great Bardfield and

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Fireline UK FX5 Multi-Fuel Stove Swept in Great Bardfield

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Fireline UK FX5 Multi-Fuel Stove Swept in Great Bardfield

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Perhaps not the most interesting of stoves, but certainly a rareaty in these parts; a Fireline UK FX5 Multi-Fuel Stove that I swept recently at an address in Great Bardfield. The customers had inherited this stove, along with a Charnwood C-Five Wood-Burning stove in

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Meg 4.5Kw Contemporary Multi-Fuel Stove Swept in Littlebury

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Meg 4.5Kw Contemporary Multi-Fuel Stove Swept in Littlebury

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I recently swept this Meg 4.5Kw Contemporary Multi-Fuel Stove at an address in Littlebury – Had to ask the customer what type of stove it was as I had not come across this make before. She informed me that it was a Meg Stove,

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Bird’s Nests Tackled and Removed This Year

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Bird’s Nests Tackled and Removed This Year

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Yes, it has been a year when I have taken a large number of bird’s nests out of chimneys all across the area. Many more than I have in other years, with customers who are now spending larger amounts of time at home due

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Wasps Eat Firebrick in Radwinter

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Wasps Eat Firebrick in Radwinter

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Last summer I went to an address in Radwinter to sweep an ILD 1 Wood-burning stove. As I began to dismantle the stove, I discovered that almost a third of the rear firebrick was missing and that a lot of the vermiculite from the

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Bosca Firepoint 360 Multi-Fuel Stove Swept in Stoke-By-Clare

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Bosca Firepoint 360 Multi-Fuel Stove Swept in Stoke-By-Clare

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For this week’s blog, here is a rather unusual stove that comes all the way from Chile in South America, a Bosca Firepoint 360 Multi-Fuel Stove. I recently came across this stove in a house in Stoke-By-Clare and just had to put it in

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NVQ in Chimney Sweeping

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NVQ in Chimney Sweeping

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I have recently successfully completed the NVQ in Chimney Sweeping, this had long been delayed by the Covid lockdown conditions. The NVQ was split into two main sections, a knowledge section, and a practical sweeping assessment. I had completed the knowledge section sometime ago,

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A Stately Home – Sweeping at Moyns Park Birdbrook

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A Stately Home – Sweeping at Moyns Park Birdbrook

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I thought everyone might be interested in the sweeping job we completed not so very long ago at Moyns Park close to Birdbrook. Expecting the usual job, I was rather surprised to find myself driving through a couple of miles of parkland to reach

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Stuv 30 Wood-burning Stove Swept in Purton End

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Stuv 30 Wood-burning Stove Swept in Purton End

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Here is an unusual contemporary stove, a Stuv 30 Wood-burning Stove that I Swept recently at an address in Purton End. The customer has two of these Stuv 30 Wood-burning Stoves, but only really uses one of them on a regular basis during the

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