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I can answer questions related to chimney and fireplace cleaning, construction and repair as well as questions related to the performance of chimneys and fireplaces. I can also answer questions related to clothes dryer vent cleaning and repair. Additionally, I can field questions related to masonry repair.

Experience in the area

28 years experience in the chimney service/installation/repair field
President, Home Safe Hearth & Chimney, Inc. Wichita, Kansas


SWEEPING Magazine, The Journal of Chimney & Venting Technoloty, A Publication of the National Chimney Sweep Guild
SNEWS, The Chimney Sweep News
THE KANSAS SWEEP, The Voice of the KS Guild of Professional Chimney Sweeps


BA, Wichita State University
C.S.I.A. Certified Chimney Sweep
C.S.I.A. Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician
N.F.I. Woodburning Specialist
N.F.I. Gas Specialist
Chimney Diagnosis & Documentation Seminar
Ahren's Masonry Restoration School Graduate
Advanced Gas Certification
Master Gas Certification
Licensed Mechanical Contractor
Pellet Appliance Specialist
Venting Design Specialist
Dale Carnegie Course Graduate

Awards and Honors

Superior Dealer Award, Ventinox Chimney Lining Systems

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2015-05-18 Chimney cover with attached flue and vent:

Hi Sunni,    Our office is located in Wichita, Kansas.    That is a custom-fabricated piece and our fabrication shop can turn that out for you.    If you will contact our office at 316-265-9828 during

2015-04-09 Cracks in Brick Chimney:

Hi Jim,    This appears to be expansion damaged from water penetration at the crown/wash area at the top of the chimney.  If the crown/wash area would have been properly repaired at the first onset of

2015-04-07 cleaning glass in the fireplace:

Hi Robert,    Check your owner's manual for full instructions  it varies among fireplaces - even in the same manufacturer's line.      If you don't have an owner's manual for your Heatilator gas fireplace


Hi Renee,    There should be a listing/data plate permanently affixed to the appliance that would tell you that.    The only other way to tell would be to locate the installation/operation manual for that

2015-01-26 Venting a 3 sided Fireplace:

Hi Andrew,    Add up ALL the opening sides to determine the number of square inches of fireplace opening.    You need 1/10th or 10% of the square inches of the entire fireplace opening to vent with square


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