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May-June 2011

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Ashley Eldridge (left, CSIA Education Director) and consultant Paul Stegmeir talk with Margaret and Peter Hutchison, an Australian couple who have developed the SmartBurn creosote ad smoke reducing product. The steel tube Ashley is holding is simply placed at the edge of the fire in a fireplace or woodstove. As it heats, catalytic vapors are released from the pinched ends of the tube to mix with the smoke, which allows the smoke to be burned within the fire rather than travel up the chimney. The tube is effective for about three months of continuous use. The product has received 68 awards in Australia since its introduction in 2005 and was a finalist and received honorable mention at the 2011 HPBExpo Vesta Awards ceremony.
Photo by Jim Gillam

IN THIS ISSUE

Optimistic at HPBA's 2011 Expo, Article and photos by Jim Gillam

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Partner Problems? By Rob Lindemann

Pizza Hut Destroyed the Market, By Tom Grandy

Freebie Public Service article: Earthquake Damage, Information courtesy of Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Front Door, part 9: The Code Behind, By Oliver Beauchemin

Sweeps' Guide to Stainless Steel - part 2, By Royal Edwards

Historical and Modern Chimney Sweeps on Parade, By Steve Snyder with Jeff Gitlin

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ADVERTISERS INDEX:

Ahren-Fire Fireplace -- 800-582-1392

American Chimney Supplies -- 888-423-2836

Chim-Cap Corp. -- 800-262-9622

Cobra Chimney Caps -- 888-463-0636

Copperfield Chimney Supply -- 800-247-3305

ENERVEX -- 800-255-2593

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

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

Grandy & Associates -- 800-432-7963

Hose Master - HomeSaver chimney liners -- 800-247-3305

Lifetime Chimney Supply -- 877-234-7747

Lindemann Chimney Supply -- 800-722-7230

Lock-Top top sealing damper -- 800-247-3305

National Chimney Supply -- 800-897-8481

New Hampshire Association of Chimney Professionals Sweepfest -- 317-837-1500

Olympia Chimney Supply -- 800-569-1425

Pro-Spin Vent Cleaning Tools -- 800-994-7933

Sand Hill Wholesale -- 888-726-3445

Sleepy Hollow Chimney Supply - Bellfires -- 800-553-5322

Thermocrete -- 866-439-0069

US Fireplace Products -- 812-941-9790

Ventech Industries -- 866-439-0069

Whitecaps -- 800-335-2534

Z-Flex chimney liners -- 800-654-5600

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