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SootEater Rotary Chimney Cleaning System

Item Code: 5GA-RCH205

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List Price: $75.10

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Overview

  • Rods are flexible enough to make 45 and 90 degree turns.
  • Can be used with flexible liner.

Kit Includes:

  • 6 - 3 ft. Long Flexible Rods with reversible "Button-Link" Quick-Connect System, 1/2" diameter
  • 1 - Drill Adapter
  • 1 - Hex Key
  • 1- 52" x 48" Fireplace/Stove Opening Cover
  • 1 - User's Guide
  • 1 - "Trim to Fit" Spin Whip to clean flue Sizes: 5" to 18" diameters, Rectangle and oval flues up to 8" x 12", Square flues up to 12" x 12"
Details

Clean your chimney with ease and save money at the same time. The SootEater Rotary Chimney Cleaning System removes dangerous soot and creosote buildup better than a brush. Not only will you save money by cleaning it yourself, but you will also increase the efficiency of your wood stove or fireplace. This chimney cleaning system allows you to clean multiple flue sizes and shapes up to 18' long and will not scratch metal flue pipes. Operates with any standard drill, spins forward as well as reverse. No need for a ladder, you can clean from the bottom.

This system comes complete with the following:

  • 6- 3 ft. Long Flexible Rods with reversible "Button-Link" Quick-Connect System
  • 1 - Drill Adapter
  • 1 - Hex Key
  • 1 - 52" x 48" Fireplace/Stove Opening Cover
  • 1 - User's Guide
  • 1 - "Trim to Fit" Spin Whip to clean the following flue sizes: 5" to 18" diameters, Rectangle and oval flues up to 8" x 12", Square flues up to 12" x 12"

Additional 3' flexible rods sold separately

Product note: The manufacturer recommends this item is used only with cordless drills, but people have used electric drill very slowly. Using an electric drill may cause damage to your rods if you hit an obstruction and/or a defect inside your chimney. The tool will not automatically stop as in a cordless drill with a clutch. Damage caused from using the kit with an electric drill will not be covered under warranty.

Additional Information
Specifications
  • 6- 3 ft. Long Flexible Rods with reversible "Button-Link" Quick-Connect System
  • 1 - Drill Adapter
  • 1 - Hex Key
  • 1 - 52" x 48" Fireplace/Stove Opening Cover
  • 1 - User's Guide
  • 1 - "Trim to Fit" Spin Whip to clean the following flue sizes: 5" to 18" diameters, Rectangle and oval flues up to 8" x 12", Square flues up to 12" x 12"
  • Rods are flexible enough to make 45 and 90 degree turns.
  • Can be used with flexible liner.
  • Additional 3' flexible rods sold separately
Top Picks Yes
Brand Gardus
Model RCH205
Shipping Weight (lbs) 3.9700
Actual Weight (lbs) 3.97
Product Type Rod Kits
Warranty

Gardus, Inc. reserves the right to improve, change, or modify the construction of the tools, including all attachments or any part thereof, without incurring any obligation to make these changes on previously delivered kits or accessories.


Limited Warranty:

All Gardus, Inc. products and accessories are designed for homeowner use. All components are warranted for a period of 90 days from date of purchase. Should any part fail due to a manufacturing defect, return the defective part to Gardus, Inc. and we will replace it free of charge. A return authorization number is required prior to returning any item.

Gardus, Inc. does not warranty failure of any part due to operator error. Be sure to read all operating instruction and safety precautions before operating any of the tools.Manufacturer accepts no liability for property damage or personal injury due to the operation of these tools and accessories. This is the full extent of the warranty made by Gardus, Inc. There is no other expressed warranty. All implied warranties are hereby excluded.




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Customer Reviews

Posted: 1/12/14

Reviewer: lunghd

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Well worth the cost

I did a review on NorthLine's YouTube video at: http://youtu.be/EA9e_tMc8ck .

For less than cost of a chimney sweep service call you can easily do your own flue cleaning. Takes a few minutes to get the hang of it & you have to be careful of the flexible rods - they can break if you use too much torque at too much of an angle. I had to go through a 45* angle at the bottom & broke one rod but that was primarily my fault. Once I got the hang of it I was done and cleaning up in about 1/2 hour with a flue that was cleaner than when the sweep visited.

Highly recommend ESPECIALLY if you have a heat reclaimer (Magic Heat) that cools down the flue gasses depositing more soot/creosote in the flue.

Quick & easy!

NOTE!: What I thought was a replacement head was simply hard-core weedeater line (.110???) cut to length. You can buy this stuff by the yard and cut it yourself at many chainsaw repair shops - just take the head (with line) with you to get the right size.

Posted: 12/30/13

Reviewer: Jim G.

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Love this product

I cleaned an almost plugged 8" square chimney this morning with this system and I am pleased in every way. Rods hooked together nicely, instructions on trimming the head were very easy to follow and it powered through some tough creosote like it wasn't even there. No more expensive sweeps(this did a cleaner job than our sweep did). no more climbs to the roof (scared of heights) would recommend this tool to anyone.

Posted: 12/14/13

Reviewer: Steff

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Product works well, but customer service has not been good

I bought the Soot Eater to clean the Class A chimney on my woodstove. I have 16' of chimney with 2 15-degree bends, so not straight but very reasonable. I connected 5 rods with no problem. The 5th rod connected, but as soon as I started my cordless drill, the quick connect end popped completely off the rod, leaving me unable to clean the entire length of my chimney. I contacted Northline Express. They said I had to contact the manufacturer, Gardus, for resolution. I called the number they provided (only available during business hours, so not convenient for me, a teacher). They asked for my contact info, but gave no indication of how or when they would resolve this. I have never heard back from them. It is difficult for me to follow up during the day. While the Soot Eater seems to work well, I can't finish cleaning my chimney, so am disappointed in this purchase. If I ever get a resolution to this, I will update my review.

Posted: 9/28/13

Reviewer: Chimney Sweep

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Excellent product

I tried it on a very plugged up chimney, It worked like a charm.
The cap was also plugged, I made a tool to fit on the end that cleaned the cap from the inside out.

Posted: 4/4/13

Reviewer: Chuck

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Only plastic spin whip

The product does work well with soft creosote.I wish Gardus had a chain flail attachment. I made one myself because I like cleaning from the bottom up.

Posted: 11/20/12

Reviewer: Gerald

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Great Product

Can now clean chimney from the ground. Works great. Purchased cleaning system for less than the cost of one professional chimney cleaning.

Posted: 11/14/11

Reviewer: Ray

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Does a good job cleaning a flue, especially moving through a 45 degree elbow...did not try a 90. The rods are difficult to disconnect without using the hex key wrench. Need two people for the operation.

Posted: 4/17/11

Reviewer: Dave N.

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I found the item be quite effective on the chimney and flu pipe it was easy to use and looks like it should hold up for awhile.

Posted: 2/1/11

Reviewer: Mark

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Very easy to use, NO more ladders. Would highly recommend.

Posted: 1/31/11

Reviewer: George U.

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I followed the instructions and it worked like a charm.

Posted: 9/30/10

Reviewer: Dale C.

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I just love the rotary chimney cleaning system. I just purchased it this year and cleaned my chimney for the first time and found this system to be well built and easy to use. I plan to use it for years to come.

Posted: 9/10/10

Reviewer: Matt

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I tried it out on my almost new chimney liner so I didn't have much creosote. It was very easy to use right from inside the fireplace insert It seems well-designed and looks like it should last a long time.

Posted: 4/22/10

Reviewer: Chris

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Great product. Clear flute real well. Cleaned flute from bottom up with a cordless drill. Since I have a really long flute, I ordered two systems for the extra rods. I am glad I did as three extra rods were needed.

Posted: 4/8/10

Reviewer: John Van Dyke

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looks good! have not used it yet

Posted: 2/18/10

Reviewer: Mark Schultz

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The product worked as described and I was able to easily clean my chimney with it using my battery powered drill. Overall, I felt that it did a good job. I did not find it necessary to trim the line and I also did not use the fireplace cover. My flue is 30 feet tall and I simply ran the cleaner in from the bottom and then from the top.

Posted: 2/5/10

Reviewer: CH

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Just used it on my fabricated chimney, and works great. Better than getting on a roof with 6 of snow on it. Four stars and I'm not impressed easily.

Posted: 1/16/09

Reviewer: vaughn

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great tool wish they would have made it years ago.

Questions on SootEater Rotary Chimney Cleaning System

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  • From CharlieFoxtrot at 10/8/12 2:53 PM
    • It would be nice if the instructions for use were included. My concern would be that if one cleans from the bottom (on a wood stove w/ 8" round flue how one keeps all the dust/soot/crap, etc. from 1) coming back down and filling the room. It would seem that the stove cannot be completely wrapped since you have to keep the door(s) open to access the flue. My other concern would be that stuff coming out the top would get all over the roof causing discoloration.

      Related question: How much rod length is required to go up (or down) a flue from a first floor stove through the second floor and a 4:12 roof pitch plus about 4' above the roof line?
    • Agreed; instructions on our website would be a good addition; we'll see about adding them. Cleaning a chimney from the bottom is always a dirty job. Most professionals use a high powered vacuum cleaner designed for this purpose to keep the dust down. For homeowners wanting to clean their own chimney; 1) Cleaning from the roof is the recommended method whenever practical. For steep pitch roofs or high chimneys; cleaning from the bottom is the only safe choice. One thing you can try is this; 1) Get the brush started up the chimney. 2) Tape a garbage bag over the opening of your wood stove and poke a hole large enough to get your brush rod through. 3) Connect your drill motor to the rod outside the bag. 4) Now work the rod up the chimney. As far as rod length for your application; a tape measure is the best way to calculate how many rods you will need. It really depends on how much chimney is sticking out the roof.
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  • From helene at 11/26/12 7:50 AM
    • isit possible to go up to 40 feet long,does the rods are stiff enough???
      thanks
    • Helene, Our guidelines for the SootEater are cleaning up to two stories (which can vary from 29 - 35 ft on average). You would likely have no problem with a run of 40' but we really can't say as there are many variables ie: how many turns, size and shape of flue.
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  • From manos kastrinakis at 11/27/12 12:34 PM
    • i interesting for SootEater Rotary Chimney Cleaning System but i want more SootEater Chimney Rods about 15 metres.how many must buy ?
    • Manos, If you were to purchase the SootEater Rotary Chimney Cleaning System you would need to purchase an additional 6 of the 5GA-CRD307 this would give you 54 feet (16.4592 meters).
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