Changes to RAW Chimney

There are a few ongoing changes in RAW Chimney.  Nothing bad and only good! We have incorporated and that has come about for the most part from working with Cody and growing. We will also be changing our name to Well Swept Chimneys with a new domain of...

What are the benefits of a chimney liner?

Well it is not always what the benefits of a liner are, as sometimes in Canada you MUST have a liner by code.  And for wood burning systems that liner MUST be stainless steel  There are no options in materials.   Having said that a stainless steel chimney liner that...

Woodstove Floor Protection

We all love wood, well most do.  The smell and feel of the heat it produces can not be duplicated with gas or electric.  They also can help with heating bills! However, every woodstove needs some type of floor protection.  Often we call it ember pad or ember...

Chimney Height Requirements

Some putting in a new chimney or even having an inspection may wonder about height of chimney, this is actually one that comes up quite often as many are simply not done properly. How tall does a chimney need to be?  Well in Canada it is a bit more complicated as many...

Does My WETT Inspector Need To Go On The Roof?

That is not an easy question to answer, so lets take it in parts. First of all for a Level 1 inspection, WETT states the inspector does not need to go onto the roof.  But there are times going onto the roof may be beneficial.  Having said that, there are potential...

Cre-Away Creosote Modifier

Cre-Away is a product applied by professional chimney sweeps in assisting the removal of creosote glazing.  It is not used by all sweeps as some neither have the equipment nor the training for proper application.  Some may even say it is not needed or does not work,...

Inspection Duck Bay Road

An inspection last week on Duck Bay Road near Waubaushene.  Found a couple of small items on the wood burning system that needed some attention, however overall the system was in good condition and installed to meet code. However, interestingly enough the customer...

Fireplace Cleaning Mount St Louis

Cleaned and inspected a fireplace yesterday in the Warminster / Mount St Louis area.  Nice fireplace and nothing wrong with it functionally.  However it did need cleaning. This fireplace apparently had been cleaned by another local company in the past but not for a...

Installation Severn Falls

A nice wood stove in a cottage on the river in the Severn Falls area.  Installed with Selkirk chimney and pipe.   Stove is a J.A.Roby wood stove, manufactured in Quebec.  The J.A.Roby company also makes some nice kitchen cookstoves for those interested, and I have...