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April 2009

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Tom & Esther Urban of Estoban Corporation, after Tom was honored with The President's Award, at the National Chimney Sweep Guild convention in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, February 28, 2009
Photo by Jim Gillam

IN THIS ISSUE

2009 National Chimney Sweep Guild Convention: Smokin' in Winston-Salem, Article and photos by Jim Gillam

2009 Inventice Awards, Photos by Bill Kline and Stephen Kuber

Renewable Heat Symposium Ponders Future, By Jim Gillam

Dear SNEWS

Common Relining Mistakes, By Gene and Marge Padgitt

Freebie Public Service article: Chimney Invaders! By Karen Lamansky

Tips for Increasing Cash Flow, By Tom Grandy

Tip for the Trade: Retrieve a Rod with a Wizard, By Rick Comstock

Time to Do the Math, By Greg Polakow

Quality vs. Cost of Material, By Jeffrey Pistritto

Animals as Chimney Sweeps, Courtesy of the collections of Steve Snyder and Jeff Gitlin

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Ahren-Fire Fireplace -- 800-582-1392

American Chimney Supplies -- 888-423-2836

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Chimney King -- 847-244-8860

Cobra Chimney Caps -- 888-463-0636

Estoban Corp. - Chim-Scan -- 800-860-6327

EXHAUSTO -- 800-255-2593

Firesafe Industries - FireGuard & S.C.R. -- 800-545-6607

Golden Flue Cast-In-Place Liners -- 800-446-5354

Grandy Basic Business Boot Camp -- 800-432-7963

Improved Consumer Products -- 508-695-7000

Lindemann Chimney Supply -- 800-722-7230

Lyemance Top Sealing Dampers -- 800-247-3305

Midwest Chimney Safety Council -- 816-461-3665

National Chimney Supply -- 800-897-8481

Olympia Chimney Supply -- 800-569-1425

Oregon Chimney Sweeps Association convention -- 541-431-6511

PA Advanced Masonry School -- 570-494-0166

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Pro-Spin -- 800-994-7933

Sand Hill Wholesale -- 888-726-3445

SaverSystems -- 800-860-6327

Simpson Dura-Vent -- 800-835-4429

Sleepy Hollow -- Bellfires -- 800-553-5322

Thermocrete -- 866-439-0069

US Fireplace Products -- 812-941-9790

Ventech Industries -- 866-439-0069

Whitecaps -- 800-335-2534

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