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was in bed

valvalvalval Posts: 15,897
edited 1. Aug 2010, 06:36 in Community Chit-chat archive
was in bed last night reading hear a strange sound thought son had knocked something over well till went in kitchen this morning gass fire in there covered in soot and floor in front of it so had to arrange for some one to come remove it and need a sweep help any one know one lol
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  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,858
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Val....good job that happened...if the flu was full of soot..you could have had fumes leaking in....hope you find a chimmney sweep ...look on line..
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • snowballsnowball Posts: 3,523
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Val hope you manage to find a chimminy sweep, just a thought can you still send children up :?

    Julie
    ((((hugs)))) n xxxxx to ya all
  • trishertrisher Posts: 9,727
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Val

    We get a local telephone book delivered with all the phone number of local businesses.

    If you cannot find one, I could ring here and ask do they know anyone where you are.

    Let me know and will try for you.

    Trish xxx
  • valvalvalval Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    will look in yellow pages sure to be one well sure they still exist or who do they get at weddings lol
    val
  • livinglegendlivinglegend Posts: 1,425
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    On Sunday, just as I was hiding/dozing behind the papers, we had a bird fly down the chimney and get stuck behind the gas fire in the lounge. Such a bumping and threshing about.

    So I disconnected and removed the large gas fire after covering everything over that I could think of and moving precious/ breakable stuff out of the way. I turned and reached for a towel put ready to cover the bird and there was such a thump as the starling, (which was about a foot long, not a chick), wriggled through the vent in the fireplace back screen and flew, trailing soot across the room and smack, hit the window.

    Unluckily it had hit one of the fixed panes, (all the opening ones were already wide open), so I swept a very sooty, flappy bird out through one of the open ones with the towel and it left a trail of soot and bits as it headed for the sky. Then the clean up began. General clean around the room and fireplace, then remove the fire screen to get all the soot and bits out that it had brought down with it. After several empties of the vacuum cleaner it was done. Re-tape the screen and fit/connect the fire.

    Take up all the covers and re-vacuum the carpets and the rest of the room. Then the aches and pains took over and so to bed for several hours recoup.

    I know that I don't need a sweep, but I must warn you that having a bird clean the chimney is both noisy and messy, but it does get thoroughly cleaned.
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    Joseph 8)
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  • valvalvalval Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi joseph do not think got a bird in there unless it dead can not hear one but not sure how much soot left in there will ask fire bloke when he comes they are god work next door to where i work it does take some cleaning though
    val
  • valvalvalval Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    rehab44 wrote:
    valval wrote:
    hi joseph do not think got a bird in there unless it dead can not hear one but not sure how much soot left in there will ask fire bloke when he comes they are god work next door to where i work it does take some cleaning though
    Father Christmas coming early? :shock:

    well he must be stuck can not find my presents any where looked here there and every where
    val
  • snowballsnowball Posts: 3,523
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Found him :lol: but not your presents :cry:

    Julie x
    ((((hugs)))) n xxxxx to ya all
  • valvalvalval Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    snowball wrote:
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    Found him :lol: but not your presents :cry:

    Julie x

    no wonder he so clean all the soot on my floor lol
    val
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,002 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Anyone want my kids???

    They're free for hire??

    who suggested we send em up the chimneys??

    think it was Pixie....

    (Personally I'm not sure it's even legal)

    Hope all your messes are sorted :)

    Glad Joseph's bird was ok too :)
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • tkachevtkachev Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Frog
    I suggested it to Pixie on the cafe thread but never got to see her reply. The cafe thread moves fast,


    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • livinglegendlivinglegend Posts: 1,425
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    frogmorton wrote:
    Glad Joseph's bird was ok too :)
    And no sympathy for me. Typical. a070.gif
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  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh livinglegend, I have just read thro this thread - what a palaver! I occasionally hear the pigeons that sit on our roof - three storeys above the ground. To the best of my knowledge we have yet to have any bird take a tumble - and I don't think I could sort the problem out, thanks to two gas fires on the ground floor. Are you still paying for it with aches and pains? That was quite a bit of shifting you had to do! DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • joyful164joyful164 Posts: 2,962
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I was going to send my g'sons, but they leave a trail of debri' too.
    I suppose, thinking about it, a good clean up of the chimney was a good thing. Makes you wonder where all the soot comes from when you have a gas fire.

    Whenever we have a storm, heavy rain we get a sudden noise behind the gas fire like masonery falling down.
    Makes me jump

    Joy
  • livinglegendlivinglegend Posts: 1,425
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dreamdaisy wrote:
    Oh livinglegend, Are you still paying for it with aches and pains? That was quite a bit of shifting you had to do! DD
    Knees and shoulders hurt and fingers still ache, so more resting up. f030.gif

    Joseph 8)
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  • holmesiholmesi Posts: 136
    edited 30. Jul 2010, 11:15
    we found a four foot oak post lodged in the chimney at the top
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Take some painkillers Joseph, and rest. I guess you won't be painting for a few days which must be frustrating. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • livinglegendlivinglegend Posts: 1,425
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dreamdaisy wrote:
    Take some painkillers Joseph, and rest. I guess you won't be painting for a few days which must be frustrating. DD
    Just completed two paintings, so as they say in the film industry, "I'm between pictures at the moment."

    Joseph 8)
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  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Very droll! I hope inspiration for the next one comes soon. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • valvalvalval Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dreamdaisy wrote:
    Take some painkillers Joseph, and rest. I guess you won't be painting for a few days which must be frustrating. DD
    Just completed two paintings, so as they say in the film industry, "I'm between pictures at the moment."

    Joseph 8)


    think the next one should be black cat in the soot
    val
  • suncatchersuncatcher Posts: 2,174
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Bet there isnt many sweeps around now. What a mess u had x joanne
    Joanne
  • valvalvalval Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    things just got worse if that posible lol they have removed fire and the back is full of soot and rubble not a good sight they tested to see if chimney was working ok but it is not the half brick must have come from between flues so smoke came out of places it should not have lol would be to expensive to have repaired £500 with out price of scafolding so going to stick to an electric one the bloke said to use as we do not use kitchen very often and to clear it my self said was not worth spending on sweep so was covered head to toe in soot have killed two hoovers and had pale cut offs on and tea shirt not the best outfit for clearing soot val all done floor washed but knees feet and hands aching something awfull val
    val
  • livinglegendlivinglegend Posts: 1,425
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dreamdaisy wrote:
    Very droll! I hope inspiration for the next one comes soon. DD
    We went out to a vineyard today as I felt I should make the effort, staggered about a bit, (no wine, just normal) and took plenty of photos to choose the next masterpiece from.

    Joseph 8)
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  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oooooh, challenging. Stock up on shades of green! DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • livinglegendlivinglegend Posts: 1,425
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dreamdaisy wrote:
    Oooooh, challenging. Stock up on shades of green! DD
    I use Hookers Green for the shadows/dark green areas, plus 2 blues and 2 yellows which give me all the shades I need.

    For the non artists, blue + yellow = green.

    Joseph 8)
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