The Flexi Flue Cleaning Brush system by Busy Bee Brushware allows for cleaning your Flue when it has all of those tricky corners and tight bends, all in one kit.
The Flexi Flue Cleaning Brush Kit contains:
- 1 x Nylon Flue Brush Head with a smaller brush face to get around corners
- 1 x 5/8″ diameter continuous Nylon tube that you feed into the Flue. It is strong, but at the same time flexible. It can be coiled into a box for storage.
- 1 x UA2 adaptor with grub screw, ensures you won’t lose your brush in your pipe work
- 1 x Timber handle
Great for cleaning your Flue, flexible enough to use from the ground up!! Ideal for 45 degree bends.
Optional: add an additional brush head to clean your clothes dryer ducts (not recommended for foil ducts)
I need to do cleaning from the bottom up. The flue hole is quite a long way back in the woodheater. Will the nylon tube accommodate this kind of bending, to clean from the bottom up?
The Flexi Flue brush Kit is designed to clean from the bottom up. The Nylon rod is strong but flexible and can handle up to 2 x 45 degree bends. Perhaps you could estimate what the angle would be for you to thread the rod up into the back of the woodheater ie. What is the width and height to the back of the woodheater? That would give you an idea.
You will need to remove the baffle plate to access the opening of the flue. Cleaning from the bottom up can be a bit messier, so be on hand with a vacuum cleaner to suck up any soot that overflows from the heater. Some of our customers tape a heavy duty plastic sheet over the front of the woodheater and thread the rod through a hole in the sheet. This would stop much of the creosote and soot overflow.
What size flue brush do I need?
For the best clean, choose a Flue Brush Head the same size as the inside diameter of your Flue. a Flue Brush head that is too small will be ineffective; too large may damage the joins and rivets in your Flue.
Can I use a Flexi Flue Kit from the roof down?
Yes, any of our flue kits can be used from the roof.
I have two 45° bends. What is the best way to clean my flue?
Our Flexi Flue Brush Kit can handle up to 2 x 45-degree angles in the flue. Take care to not force the brush, as this may dislodge sections of the Flue. If unsure, obtain some advice from your local Chimney Sweep professional, or a Flue Installation specialist. Alternatively, using our Flexi Flue Brush Kit, you can clean one bend from the roof and the other from the ground.
I have a double storey home with high ceilings, what is the best way to clean my Flue?
When you have more than a 21ft (6.3m) Flue to clean, it might be an idea to consult with a Chimney Sweep professional or Flue Installation specialist to consider whether a “port” could be installed into the Flue. This would allow you to insert your Flue Cleaning Brush and Rod half way up the Flue. You can then clean downwards and then upwards, with less length to cover.
I have a number of bends in my Flue, including one with a 90-degree bend, what is the best way to clean my Flue?
We recommend you consult with a Chimney Sweep professional or Flue Installation specialist to consider whether a “port” could be installed into the Flue so that you could gain access to the area within the 90-degree bend.