By Damon from St Louisville, Ohio on August 28, 2012
I have a chimney that was relined with a flexible stainless steel liner. Can I use a steel bristle chimney brush like this Viper model to clean the liner?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 28, 2012
It is not recommended to use a steel brush to sweep manufactured chimneys and liners, as over time damage can occur from the friction of metal on metal contact.
From your description, I would recommend using the Viper perlon chimney brush
By Terry from Bozeman, MT on February 17, 2015
Can I trim this flat wire brush with tin snips to fit my chimney flue?
By Chris C. on February 17, 2015
Answer:Flat wire brushes can indeed be trimmed to fit a specific chimney flue size once received.
By Tom from Monroe, MI on January 27, 2014
I have one of these brushes and it's 10". I need to make a 90 degree turn and the first pass is extremely tough so I want to get something that will go up easier and knock off the big stuff and then put the 10" on for the subsequent passes.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 28, 2014
For the initial sweep through the 90 degree bend, I recommend using a product such as the Viper Plastic Chimney Cleaning Brush
. The brush offers a pilot ball that is designed to keep it from hanging up in sharp bends and would be an excellent brush to use for initial creosote removal.