Improve Chimney and Flue Performance with this innovative product. Widely used across Europe and the USA but now available in the UK!
Works with wood burning appliances: woodstoves, furnaces, inserts, gas starter fireplaces, wood/coal stoves, wood/oil mixed stoves, boilers and fireplaces.
Easy to use: simply burn 1 or 2 of these clever little logs in your Fireplace or Woodstove and sit-back and let the log start working on the deposits in your chimney. Treats and reduces the build-up of creosote and volatile organic compounds in your chimney.
Helps prevent chimney fires - attacks creosote which is a major factor in chimney fires.Free insurance with every log.Use every 60 fires (once or twice a season) or as needed.
Easier mechanical cleaning - remaining chimney deposits are rendered more brittle and easier to remove.
How it works
When wood is burned, the combustion process is never complete. The smoke from a wood fire usually contains a dark brown or black substance which has a smoky odour. This tar like substance is called creosote and is found nearly everywhere in a wood heating system.
Wood has different characteristics - certain types of wood release more heat than others. Hardwoods such as Oak are denser than softer woods such as pine. Hardwoods will burn longer. Unseasoned 'green' wood will burn with difficulty and produce more creosote.
Over time, the creosote from wood fires builds up inside your chimney or flue. Creosote is a flammable material which can ignite causing a fire in your chimney.
The Chimney Cleaning Log contains a mixture of special additives that are dispersed during the process of burning. The additives are released through the smoke and adhere to the creosote. Over a period of 2 weeks a chemical reaction will take place and the creosote in your chimney may become brittle and begin to flake away.
As you continue to burn wood during this 2 week period, the heat from the fires will treat the creosote and may cause the creosote to disperse as a fine powder or break away from the chimney wall and fall back into the firebox in the form of small particles.
Any remaining creosote is less likely to result in a chimney fire. It is also rendered more brittle, allowing for easier and more effective mechanical removal.
Regular chimney inspections are always recommended. The Chimney Cleaning Log is not able to tell whether a chimney is blocked or has any kind of structural damage. Therefore The Chimney Cleaning Log does not take the place of inspection or professional cleaning. See additional safety notes in the 'How to Use' section.
How to use
Before using the Chimney Cleaning LogPrior to using the CCL, always perform a visual inspection of your chimney and flue to ensure that it is free of debris, bird's nests and other obstructions.Do not use the CCL as your first fire of the the season. Burn normal fires for 2 or 3 days prior to CCL application.Ensure that the fireplace damper is fully open.If you have a catalytic combustor, close it with the bypass and put it in the inactive position. Leave the catalytic combustor in bypass mode for 2 weeks, the duration of the treatment period.The Chimney Cleaning log is non corrosive and will not damage flue pipes. It is safe to use with all masonry chimneys.The CCL may be used with woodstoves, wood burning furnaces, fireplace inserts, wood burning fireplaces with a gas starter, wood/coal stove, boilers, dual fuel wood burning boilers or furnaces and fireplaces.Do not use the CCL with artificial gas or electrical fireplaces or BBQs. It should not be used on oil only burning furnaces.
Getting StartedTo ensure the proper combustion of the Chimney Cleaning Log, pull the seams of the wrapper outward, to create an airspace between the CCL and the paper. This will allow the Log to catch fire more efficiently.For best results, place the CCL on the hot embers after you have burned a regular fire.Never place the CCL on an active fire.The CCL will work alone, however, placing the CCL on the hot embers will help prevent down drafts(smoke coming back down the chimney) when the smoking action of the CCL process continues after the flames have died out.If a downdraft occurs, it is most often caused by poor draft conditions within the room. Open a window or a door and if necessary, carefully place some paper in the fireplace to start the draft going upwards again.Make sure that all fans (heating,ceiling, etc.) are shut off when using the CCL, even fans in other rooms such as the bathroom or kitchen.If the CCL does not ignite when place on the embers, simply light the paper taper at each end. Do not use flammable liquids or other means to ignite the log.Close any glass doors or lower air-intakes on your wood burning appliance.Close any fire protection screens.
Using the CCL with a woodstove or fireplace insertWoodstoves are well known to produce high amounts of creosote inside the flue pipes. Burning only one Chimney Cleaning Log in a wood stove or fireplace insert will reduce overall creosote weight, thickness & volatile organic compunds.However, for best results, to keep your woodstove or fireplace insert in good condition, follow these guidelines according to your woodstove or fireplace insert usage....Weekend Use - Use 1 CCL per season (either the start or middle of the season)
1 Fire per Day - Use 2 CCLs per season (one at the start and middle of the season)
Continuous Fire - 1 CCL every 2 months in order to avoid high creosote build up.
Using the CCL with a fireplaceFireplace chimneys produce less creosote but they are often harder to clean.Due to a high air flow draft, open fireplaces produce less creosote than a woodstove. Still, it needs your attention over time. Therefore, use the CCL to render creosote more brittle for easier mechanical cleaning, as well as to lower the volatile organic compounds in your chimney. Recommended use is as follows...
Small fireplace / small flue - 1 CCL every 60 fires as a precaution
Large fireplace / large flue - 2 CCL at he same time will render the creosote brittle and aid mechanical cleaning in case of heavy creosote build-up.
After you have used the CCLThe CCL will continue to smoke even after the flames have gone out. This is a normal part of the application process. Make sure your damper is left fully open, until the smoking has completely stopped.Falling creosote can come down over a period of days and is often difficult to distinguish from regular fire ashes.If possible, allow a few hours between using the CCL and starting another fire.
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