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Posted by peewa (peewa), 14 September 2003i,m relocating and have considered starting a chimmney sweeping buissness can any one give me advice on what i need and how to get started
Posted by steve_tyler (steve_tyler), 19 September 2003 lol
Posted by Majestic (Majestic), 21 September 2003Just a small boy
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 21 September 2003We have someone around this area and he seems really busy so i think you would get the customers its just finding out about equipment
Posted by Majestic (Majestic), 21 September 2003We have four that cover our area ,they charge from £10.50 - £15 if you book a week ahead, we had a new fire put in and had to have one the next day he charged us £30 , he was only here for about 15 mins, he used a sheet with a hole in for his brush , and then finished off with a vacum, told my kids that it was so Father Xmas did not get his clothes dirty
Posted by Mike_Boxall (Mike_Boxall), 21 September 2003There are special high filtration vacuum cleaners that you can get. We supply one from Numatic details as follows:
"The Numatic Sweepvac has been designed exclusively for the chimney sweeping industry - soot dust has now been proved to be carcinogenic, therefore a specialist hazardous dust machine is required. The machine itself is an adaptation of a standard hazardous dust machine and undergoes several changes before leaving the manufacturer. A cradle fitted to the head of the machine not only makes carrying the machine easier but also provides a location for winding the power cable when not in use. Grab handles are also fitted to the drum assembly and a tough wooden base is also standard. This machine can be used in most applications where dry hazardous material is to be picked up and is fitted with a hazardous filter module"
I cant see that you'd need much else other than a set of rods (from somewhere like B&Q) and some dust sheets!?
I dont recall ever having anything to do with a chimney sweep - either theres not many doing it because there isnt the market or there are a handful of chimney sweeps that are happy keeping it quiet
Posted by Perry_White (Perry_White), 6 November 2003 majestic - a small boy - ho ho don't forget you also need a chimney (well it's about the same level of humour!)
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