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The Soot Strimmer Kit

Our Price: €150.00
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Product Code: SWP


Smart Sweep Chimney Cleaning Kit


The Smart Sweep is a Rotary Chimney Cleaning Kit designed to be used in any type of flue above most combustion appliances, with a power drill (which is not supplied).
It is obviously easier to use the device through a traditional fire opening, but Smart Sweep can also be used through stoves and other heating appliances connected with flue pipes of 125mm, (5 inches) diameter and above.

SmartSweep is supplied in cardboard box as shown in the image.above.

What you will get with this kit

8 x 1.25 metre POM rods There are eight rods supplied with this kit – providing sufficient assembly to remove soot products from a ten metre, (33 feet) high chimney. If a longer flue or chimney requires cleaning, additional rods are also available.

1 Flail Head with 8 Flails The Flail Head is designed to remove loose soot particles and fly ash from the walls of the flue.

1 Drill Adaptor The Drill Adaptor should be used in a conventional drill chuck. Drills should be set without hammer action.

SmartSweep components

Spares Available Separately

Spare Rods If a longer flue or chimney requires cleaning, additional rods are also available.

Spare Drill Adaptor The Drill Adaptor is suitable for any conventional drill chuck. If the Kit is to be used with an SDS power drill, reasonably priced SDS chuck adaptors and chucks are available for the purpose. Either type of drill should be set without any hammer action.

Spare Flail Head with Flails The spare Sweeping Kit Head is supplied with flails and is ready to be used. As well we supply a full set of Replacement Flails. For replacement of the Flails, please read the Flails Replacement Section from the bottom of this page.

operating instructions

NOTE. During use, the flails adopt a determined pattern as the drill applies rotational force to the head. The flails will fly out to a horizontal position as the speed of rotation is increased. They will deform as they encounter both the flue surface and any adhering soot and accumulations. As the Flail Head is passed up into the flue, it may be necessary to reduce the rotational speed as the head meets bends and changes in direction.

  1. Insert and secure the Drill Adaptor into the drill chuck;
  2. Connect a Rod to the drill adaptor and the Flail head to the top end of the rod.
  3. Pass the assembly into the chimney or flue to be cleaned and THEN start the drill. The Flail can be rotated in either direction.
  4. As the Flail is passed up the chimney add Rods as needed, reversing the direction from time to time to maximize the flail impact.
  5. Move the rods and flail head up and down as progress is made upwards towards the chimney flue termination.
  6. Note that whilst the nylon rods are very flexible, there is a limit to which they can be effectively distorted. Any change of direction which forces one or more of the rods to be "bent" in excess of 45 degrees will impose a strain on the drill and could even stop the rotation. As the user becomes accustomed tot the performance parameters of the kit and the drill with which it is used, any usage and site peculiarities and limitations will become apparent.

Replacing the flails

SmartRod in action

When all of the flails are withdrawn, the two halves of the head will separate. Loosening the grub screw in the top of the dome will enable the withdrawal of the existing flails. Four new hexagonal flails can be "bounched" and then inserted from each direction. Once in position, fully tighten the grub screw. This action forces the two section apart and locks the flails in position.

Connecting the rods, heads or drill adaptor

SmartRod in action
Connecting the rods, heads or drill adaptor
Push the male connector at the upper end of a rod into the female connector at the lower end of another rod until the button A engages to lock the two sections together.

Separating the rods, heads or drill adaptor
Fully push in the button A in the female connector and simply pull the components apart.

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