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  • The Energy Top Damper – A Great Way to Save!

    The Energy Top Damper is a great way to save your customer money. Its easy to install and provides huge savings on energy dollars. In fact, they usually recoup the cost within 1-3 years. Its a win-win situation. The Energy Top has a soft, pliable rubber gasket seal much like the seal on a refrigerator.It is attached to the frame and actually compresses and conforms to the lid, forming a strong flexible barrier to the outside elements. No other damper on the market has this type of seal. Other dampers either dont have a gasket or have a flat rubber gasket. With the Energy Top gasket, keeping heated or cooled paid air in is now easier and more efficient than ever. The Energy Top includes installation instructions, mounting adhesive, 30' ca…

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  • Top Sealing Chimney Dampers and Bees

    At Lindemann Chimney Supply we like to keep you informed of interesting industry related events. I recently came across this link where the queen bee flew down a fireplace flue and into the house. Of course the hive followed her.An Energy Top Damper would have prevented a situation like this. Here's just another reason for your customer to purchase an Energy Top from you. Click here to see this article and video.…

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  • Expect the Unexpected with Ladders

    At Lindemann Chimney Supply we like to pass along tips to chimney sweeps and hearth professionals. A friend of mine decided to check his gutters because of the recent heavy rains we've had. He has an office job and his knowledge with ladders is somewhat limited. To make a long story short, he took a tumble off of a step ladder last night and spent three hours in the emergency room. Fortunately he didn't break his leg but ended up with a puncture wound in his leg and numerous cuts. He's off work for a few days as he recuperates. Here are some reminder tips for working with ladders.Never put a ladder on soft ground, only on solid stable ground. Just because a ladder boasts a "premium" label doesn't mean it's the right ladder. Check the label…

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  • Enervex Smart Car Winner

    John Lovelace Wins Enervex Smart Car Grand Prize Roswell, Ga., June 10, 2011 - John Lovelace, Lovelace Brick Contractor LLC, Richmond, Virginia, is the official grand prize winner of the ENERVEX Smart Car Sweepstakes. He was selected the winner out of thousands of entries across the country.The sweepstakes began January 1 and ended April 30 and was part of a nationwide advertising campaign to highlight the company name change from EXHAUSTO to ENERVEX. The energy-efficient smart car grand prize was chosen to emphasize ENERVEXs ongoing commitment to green technology and sustainability. The smart car was on display at the Ashrae trade show in Las Vegas and the HPBExpo in Salt Lake City earlier this year. The name change to ENERVEX was desi…

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  • Are you taking advantage of free publicity?

    The Chimney Sweep and Hearth Industries have worked long and hard to create media exposure and customer awareness. The internet is like a gold mine with stories abounding about the need for chimney sweeping, woodstove change-outs, energy tax credits and more. Back in the eighties and even the nineties it was hard to convince people of the need for chimney sweeping. When people thought of chimney sweeps they thought of Dick VanDyke in Mary Poppins dancing on rooftops. It has taken time to replace that image with one of technical and code expertise.Thankfully, today you can find a lot of credible information on the net. Take advantage if them. If there is a website article from a trusted resource about chimney cleaning, create a hyperlink. Is …

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  • Veteran’s Day Salute

    To Our Veterans from the past and present, Thanks from everyone at Lindemann Chimney Supply for your sacrifices. Time spent away from families, rough conditions, life-changing moments, the sacrifices you made and still make every day. You are our heros!From everyone at Lindemann Chimney Supply…

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  • What would you do?

    Joethanks the homeowner and leaves through the front door. The tools are packed. This was the hardest job of the day. It's 5:30 and the office just called. Mrs. Smith has an emergency - her fireplace is smoking - and they want him tohelp her. Last year Mrs. Smith hired the$30 sweep because she didn't want to pay for Joe's expertise. Now the $30 sweep is out of business. Big surprise. How do you think Joe will handle this situation? After all, Mrs. Smith hung up on him last year when she was quoted $195 for a cleaning and inspection.Handling situations with grace and patience isn't always easy. Especially when it's busy enough to pick and choose your jobs. And, it's at the end of a very long day. With a challenging customer. What would you do?…

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  • Custom square and rectangular chimney liner available at Lindemann

    Here at Lindemann Chimney Supply we carry a wide variety of chimney liners. If you need a custom square or rectangular liner we now have BestFlex Heavy-Flex Liner available. In addition to over 130 sizes we can also get just about any component that you will need for your job. Just contact us and let us know what you need. Or check out page 9 of our Lindemann Catalog. Best-Flex Heavy-Flex is availalbe in 304 stainless steel for woodburning and 316 stainless steel for all fuels. It carries a transferrable Lifetime Warranty.Lindemann Chimney Supply, 2010…

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  • Skamol Factory-Built Fireplace Replacement Panels

    Lindemann Chimney Supply carries Skamol factory-built fireplace replacement panels because we know they work. In fact, our sweep company, Lindemann Chimney Service installs Skamol Panels whenever we find damaged prefab fireplace panels. "Skamolex panels give great flexibility for replacing panels in prefab fireplaces. Just cut on the job with a saw or grinder and fit to your specific needs. They are a perfect replacement for panels that can't be found anymore from the manufacturer. I highly recommend them" saysMike Ruehrdanz, Lindemann Service's head sweep in Chicago, IL.Mike Ruehrdanz Skamol Panels provide high insulation value and thermal shock resistance. They have been tested and are approved by Omni Labs for installation as a replacemen…

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  • Creosote Busters for Chimney Sweeps – Mechanical Tools

    Since Lindemann Chimney Supply has a sister chimney sweeping company in Chicago (Lindemann Chimney Service)we are out there every day cleaning and repairing chimneys. We know that sometimes cleaning chemicals don't work and that it takes something extreme measures to remove glazed creosote from the flue.But let's start with the fireplace smoke chamber. We have rotary products that make quick work of creosote removal in the smoke chamber. We carry two light-duty rotary cleaning brushes for smoke chambers. This power sweeping brush flares out as it starts to spin, wiping creosote out of the smoke chamber. It reaches into corners, cracks and irregular surfaces doing a great job. Designed for use with the 2' ButtonFlex Rods or ButtonLok Enforcer Ste…

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  • Creosote Busters for Chimney Sweeps – Chemicals

    At Lindeman Chimney Supply we carry a variety of products to make your chimney cleaning job easier. Lets face it. Every chimney is just a little bit different. And homeowners burning habits can vary from house to house. So what may work for one customer may not be adequate for the guy down the street. If the chimney cleans up well but you want to provide your customer with a maintenance product to make sweeping even easier then we have three products available to you. Stage One is a powder that the homeowner spreads around the logs and in the firebox. It's a catalyst that when combined with heat breaks down creosote to make it more brushable. It's great for ongoing maintenance Stage Two and Anti-Creosote are liquid sprays that can be sprayed i…

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  • Never Assume

    Never assume your customer knows what they are doing when having a fireplace or woodstovefire. Recently I've seen articles about some of the following things that homeowners have done or things that have happened to them.Ashes stored in a plastic trashcan melted it causing a home fire. An ash bucket set on dry leaves next to a home ignited the home causing a fire. To keep warm, one family lit barbeque briquettes in their fireplace with the damper closed and ended up with carbon monoxide poisioning. A lady lit her living room fireplace thinking it was connected to the chimney on the other side of the home. The fireplace was in fact closed off, resulting in a house fire. When I was out of electricity last winter it was suggested to me by …

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  • Thankful – by Rob Lindemann

    Thanks to all our loyal customers. Without you we do not exist. We are thankful for your business as well as your friendship.Thanksgiving is a great time to stop and thank someone for what they do or who they are. Earlier this year our Illinois office had a special day for the office staff at Lindemann Chimney. We did a couple simple things to say Thank You to those who make a difference in our front office. Here is a response from a gal we appreciate so much we jokingly refer to her as the "Employee of the Year". "There were few very, very happy days in my adult life The day when I came to this beautiful country, day I got married, days my sons were born, 2 years ago, when doctors save my husbands life, last Sat. when again my husbands hea…

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  • Shortcut for Installing Pipe

    What's the best shortcut to use when installing pipe? If you are going to install pipe, be sure to use this Auto Laser Centering device. It makes installingfactory-built pipe, B-Vent,pellet ventand Direct Ventinstallations a breeze. Simply insertthe correct collar sizeinto the stove collar using the appropriate adapter andturn on the laser.Centerthe red laser markon the ceiling. No more hassling with plumb bobs to get the center line figured out. Collar sizes available are 4", 6" and 8" diameters. The 4" works great for 4" X 6 5/8" direct vent pipe, pellet pipe or B-vent pipe. So take some extra time and stress off your next installation. The Auto Laser Centering Device will pay for itself and you will ask yourself how you got along withou…

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  • Dumb and Dangerous Things People Do When Burning Wood

    At Lindemann Chimney Supply, we like to pass along things that are learned either by us or by other people we know. We also pass along things we read about. Sometimes it's hard to get through to someone just how dumb and dangerous it is to not only ignore fire codes but to throwcommon sense "out the window" when burning wood. Here are some D & D things people have done. One morning (in the early 30's) Anna and her sister were up early and wanted to quickly restart the woodstove for a family dinner. Ignoring what her husband had told her many times, she grabbed the kerosene (or maybe it was gas) and poured it into the firebox. She had probably done this 100 times. Yet this morning conditions were right for a flashback. What happened is that a…

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  • Easy on the Shoulder Ladder Pads

    At Lindemann Chimney Supply we like to pass on products that have made our work easier in our chimney service business, Lindemann Chimney Service. Here's a gadget you won't want to be without. The Permanent Mount Shoulder Pad makes carrying ladders easy on the shoulder.Our service company has been using these and absolutely love them!They are waterproof and lightweight, weigh less than 2-ounces. They conform to the shoulder and have excellent vibration and shock absorbency qualities. They fit most standard ladders with rails. 13 1/2" long X 2 7/8" wide by 15/16" thick. Assembly is easy. Just peeland stick. We know how it can be to haul ladders in and out of the truck and to the chimney day in and day out. We are happy to pass along anything…

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  • Chimney Caps for Smoking Fireplaces and Woodstoves

    If your customer is having problems with smoke backing up from their chimney into the roomtheVacu-Stack may cure the problem. Manufactured by ICP, the Vacu-Stack has been made in the United States for over three decades. Constructed of 26-gauge, 304 stainless steel, it eliminates wind-related backpuffing problems. Obstacles such as large trees or buildings can deflect wind down the flue pushing smoke into the home. When the wind hits it, the draft is increased in proportion to the wind speed.Regular Vacu-Stack We also carry the Vacu-Stack for Air-Cooled Chimney. It features two collars that allows air between the inner and outer wall of the pipe to circulate, yet prevents moisture from entering between the pipe walls. Bird Screens are avail…

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  • Cleaning Soot From Gas Logs

    Does your customer have problems with sooting on their gas logs? If the answer is yes, there could be a couple of common problems. The most common issue is when the "brother-in-law" comes for Thanksgiving and rearranges the logs.Before treatment Gas log sets are tested and designed to be burnt a certain way. If the logs are vent-free logs then the log arrangement should never be changed. In the case of vented gas logs, the top logs can usually be arranged different ways. You need to consult the log manufacturers instructions for specifics. The customer needs to understand that the logs need to avoid being touched by the flame tips. When this happens it's called flame impingement and causes blackening of the logs and excessive sooting.After …

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  • Tuckpointing Tools for Chimney and Fireplace Repairs

    When it comes to repairing mortar joints we have just the tools and materials to make your repair work easier. We carry three sizes of Marshalltown Tuck Pointers for retuckpointing mortar joints whether in fireplace fireboxes or chimneys: 1/4" X 6 1/2", 3/8" X 6 3/4", 5/8" X 6 3/4". Match thetuck pointer you need as close as possible to the existing mortar joint. If it is between two sizes, choose the smaller one. Use the tuck pointer to "cut" the masonry from the hawkand to pack it into the cleaned out mortar joint. Each Marshalltown Tuck Pointer is forged from a single piece of high grade tool steel and is tapered for sturdiness and flexibility. The hardwood handle hasa metal ferrule for strength and longer life.Masonry Tuck PointerThe…

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  • Mason’s Line, Block and Tongs – Timesavers

    In our chimney sweep business, Lindemann Chimney Service, we do a lot of repair work and have found these tools to be extremely important in our work. When tuckpointing chimneys and fireplaces a Masons Line is important to use to keep your rows straight and level. This makes for quick and easy alignment of brick, block and stone.Mason's Line and Wood Line Block It consists of 150-pound nylon and wont unravel if accidentally poked by a trowel. Not affected by moisture or dryness. These premium Marshalltown Wood Line Blocks work in conjunction with the Marshalltown Fluorescent Yellow Masons Line. The line is 250' long and is used to correctly lay a plumb, level and square row of brick.Brick Tongs One of the hassles of laying brick and bl…

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  • Masonry Trowels for Every Use

    At Lindemann Chimney Supply, we carry products that our service company, Lindemann Chimney Service, uses on a daily basis. We know what chimney sweep and hearth professionals need since we are out in the trenches just like you. Masonry work calls for top notch tools and Marshalltown is the premium masonry tool manufacturer.Philadelphia Style Trowels We feature three sizes ofPhiladelphia Style Trowels: 2 3/4" X 6", 3" X 7" and 5 1/2" X 11". Each trowel is forged from a single piece of high grade tool steel. The blade is taper ground, polished and set into a hardwood handle. The 5 1/2" X 11" Brick Trowel is the popular for laying bricks and blocks and is the trowel size we use in our sweep company.Margin Trowel The 5" X 1 1/2" Marshalltow…

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  • The Importance of Taking Chimney and Fireplace Photos

    The web is a wonderful place to get information. However, most people know to take what they read with a grain of salt. If you Google fireplace, chimney, woodstove, you will find all kinds of information by people who claim to be "experts". As you probably know, a lot of this information is incorrect. Today's homeowner is bombarded with more information than ever before. Keep in mind that they only know how to light a fire in their fireplace or stove yet some can't do this right. This year I have seen many articles and interviews about home fires related to woodstoves, chimneys and fireplaces. Many times they blame the fireplace or chimney when it is most likely the homeowner that caused the problem. How often has your customer made changes to thei…

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  • Word of Mouth Referrals – Doing It Right

    It's a proven fact that people will listen to other people before they will listen to a manufacturer or a company. That's why sites such as Angie's List have popped up. In fact, Consumer's Digest and other similar magazines have been around for years testing products as an "unbiased" party. That's why referrals are so important especially in today's economy.There is a better and best way to ask for referrals from your customers and timing is critical to getting quality referrals. The last thing you want to do is to ask for the person to be thinking of referrals the minute you walk in their door. The better way to do it is to wait until you have done the work, business is done and are ready to leave. This is the only time you should ask for r…

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  • Important Strategies for Your Chimney & Hearth Business

    Here we are at the start of a new year and our Staff at Lindemann Chimney Supply want to wish you a safe and successful one. What worked for your chimney sweeping or hearth businesslast year? Do you need to do something better next year? Here are some brief and to the point ideas for today's ever changing world.You are more visible than ever before because of the internet (Facebook, Twitter, webpages, Angie's List, etc). Address problems immediately and be careful what you post on the net. Persistence pays off. Don't give up on your dreams and turn mistakes into lessons. Make sure you are available to your employees and that they feelcomfortable talking to you even if they don't agree. Empower youremployees to make good decisions. …

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  • A Christmas Story

    I heard an amazing story the other day. A young man was dating a gal around 14 years old. He was about the same age. It was an exciting time. They cherished each others company, did fun things together and were growing closer by the day. They were in love, they even talked about getting married. Then suddenly his girlfriend came to him and told him she was pregnant. This young man had never "known" his girlfriend. What was he to think? He questioned her. She told him that she had a dream, and God spoke to her, explaining the situation. Imagine that. By now you probably recognize the story. If you were in the shoes of Joseph what would you do? Would you have faith to believe? He did.Whatever your beliefs may be, I hope this story of faith rem…

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  • Marshalltown Masonry Finishing tools

    At Lindemann Chimney Supply we sell you all of the tools to do the job. Repairing a At Lindemann Chimney Supply we know how important it is to use quality tools. Our sister company, Lindemann Chimney Service, does a lot of masonry repair work and Marshalltown Masonry Tools is what we use.Finishing the masonry work is one of the most important aspects of the job. This can make the difference between a quality job and work done by an ametuer. TheFinishing Trowel is used to smooth crowns or other applications where large surfaces of of masonry need to be finished. It has a carbon spring steel blade that's polished, heat treated for strength, and machine finished.Finishing Trowel & Masonry Brush TheMasonry Brush is used to apply release age…

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  • Modern Chimney Cleaning Equipment From Lindemann Chimney Supply

    Here at Lindemann Chimney Supply we carry leading edge chimney cleaning equipment. The Viper is our most popular cleaning unit and is uniquely designed for the true professional. One continuous rod is coiled inside the Viper and is under pressure. A hand break helps control it, letting it smoothly uncoil when cleaning. It should always be used in the upright position or in the lying position. Several Viper Star Brushes can be carried on the side of the Viper. Only the Viper Star or Regular Viper Brushes should be used with this unit. The Viper features a 65' long by 9 mm diameter rod. We also stock the Viper Repair Kit which includes a 9 mm rod end, tiny Allen nut and key.The Viper The Handy Viper is a smaller version of the Viper. It clips …

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  • Lindemann Chimney Supply carries The Chimney and Hearth Pro’s Resource Book

    At Lindemann Chimney Supply we value education. Whether you are a new or a long-time chimney sweep we believe you can benefit from industry experience. Veteran chimney business owner Marge Padgitt has written a new book for hearth and chimney professionals called The Chimney and Hearth Pros Resource Book.After designing a myriad of forms, drawings, and contracts used in her chimney contracting and hearth business over the past 25 years, Marge Padgitt had a number of requests from industry colleagues for assistance with contracts. This prompted her decision to share her work in a book designed for the hearth professional. The book includes marketing ideas, contracts for almost every type of installation imaginable, estimate forms, a sample emplo…

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  • EXHAUSTO Chimney Fans Name Changes to ENERVEX

    At Lindemann Chimney Supply we strive to keep you up-to-date. What was onceEXHAUSTO Chimney Fans has now become ENERVEX Chimney Fans, effective January 1, 2011. The name change is designed to better reflect the depth and breadth of the companys energy-efficient product offerings as it positions itself for future growth.For 25 years, the EXHAUSTO name has been associated with quality products and excellent customer support, and with ENERVEX that commitment to quality and service remains the same, said ENERVEX CEO, Steen Hagensen. Today, however, our focus is much broader than exhaust systems. We are using our background in energy-efficient product development to create a variety of applications in many different industries. As a result, its cr…

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  • Lindemann Chimney Cap Closeouts – Get ’em While They Last

    Start Off Your New Year With A Ca-Ching$!! Save money with our cap closeoutdiscounts on Chim-Caps,Gelco Easy-Clean and ICPStormshieldChimney Caps from our Atlanta Georgia location.To contact this location call 866-450-3111 or email Josh by clicking here. Once these caps are gone - they are gone. So first come - first served!Note: The Double Cap, below,looks and functions similar to the single flue above.Remember - these caps are on a limited quantity basis so call today to take advantage of these great deals!…

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  • Avoid the Flu While Checking the Flue

    As a chimney and hearth professionals our work takes us into several homes a day. Whether it's a chimney cleaning, chimney relining, gas fireplace installation or other type of work entering a home can expose you to many types of flue viruses.With the H1N1 still alive and well (unfortunatley) and other potentially deadly viruses on the rise it's vital to protect yourself from germs. If a home has children it can be a particularly strong hotbed of germs. Just as Pigpen walked with his visible cloud, many children have an invisible cloud of germs attached. This comes from touching, hugging and sharing toys with other kids, being exposed to coughs, sneezes and touching door knobs, water fountains and other things at school. Even a child's clot…

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  • Hiring Practices for Chimney and Hearth Professionals

    Owning and operating a chimney sweep or hearth company carries a lot of responsibility including the potential for liability, exposure, and financial issues to name a few. It is not an easy thing to create or to balance. Being a chimney sweep is also a physically demanding job. For all of the stress of ownership and physical work we might as well brand the trucks Hard working, educated, honest, master of the trade on the cheap. We dont get paid what we are worth.When itcomes to hiring there are some principles to consder. Are you going to hirea person that has the characteristics or traits of someone that would start their own business? If so, shame on you. There are countless personality tests and interview questions one could ask to ascertain…

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  • Special Blowout Prices on Chimney Sweep Tools and Supplies

    For a limited time we are having a special blowout sale on the following chimney sweeping tools and supplies. In fact, this sale is so good it's Too hot to touch!! These products are stocked in our Atlanta Warehouse and must be ordered and shipped from that location.…

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  • Great Deals on Dura-Vent Liners Through Lindemann Chimney Supply

    Have we got a deal for you! Our Lindemann Chimney Supply Atlanta location needs to movestock to open up room for new products. For a limited time we are having a sale on theseDura-Vent Chimney Liners: DuraFlex Pro (formerly FasNFlex); DuraFlex SW (formerly FasNSmooth) and DuraFlex Aluminum Liners. See the photos and pricing, below.Prices good while supplies last. To purchase please call us at 866-450-3111 or email Jeff at jeff@lindemannchimney.com. Prices good when purchased from our Atlanta location only.…

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  • National Wear Red Day – Heart Health

    Here at Lindemann Chimney Supply we like to pass along helpful information when it comes to your health. Today isNational Wear Red Day, when you can wear red to show your support for women's heart disease awareness.To learn more about heart disease and the warning signs, click here.…

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  • Hot Prices on Select Gas Logs, Square R-Co Surrounds and More at Lindemann!

    Get them while they're hot! Red hot! For a limited time we have select Rasmussen Gas Logs, Square R-Co Surrounds and more to clear room for new products. These items are available only from our Atlanta location while they last. To order, call them at 866-450-3111 or email Josh by clicking here.Miscellaneous Products…

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  • Social Media – A Fad?

    Is your chimney sweeping or hearth business involved in social media? Is social media a fad? Check out the statistics. Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics points out: Years to reach 50 million users:Radio 38 yearsTV 13 yearsInternet 4 yearsI-pod 3 yearsFacebook added 100 million users in less than 9 months. The first thing I do when I hear information like this is to run it through my own filter and then draw my own conclusions. As an owner of Lindemann Chimney Service, I was not overly concerned about the 300 million users that are on Facebook. However, I was very interested in how many of my chimney service customers use Facebook. We conducted a study and found that 33% of these customers use Facebook. Wow! Thats one out of every three…

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  • Hope to connect with you at the NCSG Show!

    I hope you have managed to stay safe throughout this last series of storms. Travelling to the National Chimney Sweep Guild's 2011 Convention may also be a challenge. If you are planning on coming, please stop and visit my staff and I during the trade show portion of the convention. We will be in booth 101 which is to your left as you enter the show floor. Please bring us the biggest challenges that you faced in 2010. If you share this with us we will draw on our resources of 125+ years of combined industry management experience, the fact that we have our own sweep company, plus even experts outside of our industry to help you with your challenge. We will reward the top three people who submit their "challenge" with a free Ipad. Please also join…

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  • Empty buckets make chimney relining easier

    At Lindemann Chimney Supply, we like to pass along installation tips to make your job easier - like this chimney relining tip. Do you find it annoying and troublesome to slide stainless steel wire mesh around an insulated stainless steel liner? Well, heres a tip that should make your job easier. Tom Stave, of Relionus Services, and Chris Holland, of Georgia Chimney Services, were in our warehouse one day and asked if they could wrap a liner here before they took off to do the liner installation at a customer's home. Of course, I said yes and here is what I observed.Chamber-Tech 2000 They were wrapping 25' of 9" 316Ti Ventinox Liner. They cut the ProFoil Insulation to size, adhered it to the liner using 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive. Then I saw…

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  • Lindemann Chimney Supply Sponsors Feed My Starving Children Event

    Lindemann Chimney Supply, along with East Lake Academy in Northern Chicago is sponsoring a Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event. During this event 10,000 "Manna Pack" meals that are nutritionally formulated for starving children will be hand-packed with volunteer help. Each meal costs only .19 cents.The event will be held on March 12th at East Lake Academy in Lake Forest. To donate, go to this link and click on the donate tab on the Lindemann Chimney/East Lake Academy line. To see what the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event is about, click this link to see a YouTube Video. For more information contact Jeanne Smith at 847-918-7994 or by clicking here.…

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  • Website Info – To Believe or Not Believe What You Read

    If you do a search on how to clean yourchimney, what are the odds that the information will be correct? As the Internet boomed, consumers have been bombarded with an information overload. What websites or ads do they believe? Anybody can put content out there, but what are you to believe? The consumer is more informed than at any other time in history. The challenge is how to sift through all the clutter to get the real scoop. Social media has organized the chaos.If you have ever researched something online, you know what I mean. Do you trust what Apple says about their latest I-pod or do you trust the reviews from consumers that have bought one? A Neilson study found 90% of people trust recommendations from people they know. 70% trust recommen…

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  • Preparing for spring animal chimney invaders

    Spring is just around the corner and at Lindemann Chimney Supply we have you covered. Whether it's single-flue or multi-flue chimney caps, chimney screens or chimney top dampers we are stocked and can provide you with what you need! Chimney caps are available in three finishes: black galvanized, stainless steel or copper. We have single flue caps and multi-flue caps available and can custom order Gelco or Hy-C caps for unique multi-flue caps for those architecturally challenging homes.…

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  • Growing your chimney cleaning business

    Whether you are a one man chimney cleaning show by design or not, there are a couple of reasons why you might consider expanding. Firstly, there will come a day when you will not be able to do what you do. Youre body will say "Im done". If this happens before you have stashed away a retirement plan you may be in trouble. Secondly, expanding beyond yourself can provide you with a better exit strategy. Selling your business can happen but it will require that you build a business that somebody wants to buy. Selling a one man show limits you to a very small buying pool. Selling a business that is turn key is a whole different story. Going from a one man show to a business with a few employees is a big leap. I have noticed that most people try to ge…

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  • Vacu-Stacks: A solution to wind related down drafts

    Here at Lindemann Chimney Supply we carry a great solution for wind related down-drafts that can cause smoking fireplaces or woodstoves when the conditions are right. The Vacu-Stack, manufactured by ICP, has been made in the United States for over three decades. Constructed of 26-gauge, 304 stainless steel, it eliminates wind-related backpuffing problems. Obstacles such as large trees or buildings can deflect wind down the flue pushing smoke into the home. When the wind hits the Vacu-Stack, the draft is increased in proportion to the wind speed. A Bird Screen is also available.Regular Vacu-Stack and optional Masonry Adapter If your customer has a masonry flue a Masonry Adapter is available to adapt the Vacu-Stack. The Vacu-Stack TDW for air…

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  • Chimney Liners at Lindemann Chimney Supply

    At Lindemann Chimney Supply, we believe in giving you lots of choices and when it comes to chimney liners we have a wide variety of types and brands. We carry Ventinox, Dura-Vent, Heat-Fab, Flexi-Liner, Chim-Flex, BestFlex and can special order custom oval and rectangular liners as well as components. Ventinox is available in 316Ti VFT and AL 29-4C VG Stainless liners. The 316Ti VFT is for all fuels and the AL 29-4C is a special type of stainless steel for gas burning applications. These liners can be ovalized in our warehouse.Ventinox Liners Dura-Vent is available in 316Ti in DuraFlex Pro and DuraFlex SW. The DuraFlex Pro is for all fuels and the DuraFlex SW is used primarily for gas and oil applications. Heat-Fab Rigid Liners is stocked …

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  • Have You Been Reading?

    Ive been writing blogs and articles about the many different things Ive learned over the years. Even as CEO of Lindemann Chimney Suppy, I do not pretend to be a scholar or the next greatest American entrepreneur. I am just a guy that woke up one day and found myself rubbing my shoulders with a ton of business owners, world-class speakers and chimney sweeps, every day of my life. I have learned to listen and ask questions far more than I speak. Therefore, I have acquired a tremendous amount of knowledge that is 100% specific to our industry. In years past I shared the things I learned with my team at Lindemann Chimney and that was about it. One day not too long ago I realized that I was not being a good steward of this knowledge if I just kept it …

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  • Chimney Sweeping is Changing

    The start to the chimney cleaning portion of our sister company - Lindemann Chimney Service - started when my father bought his first August West System in 1979. I remember the day when the equipment arrived. Im certain he did not read the instructions. He just firedup the vacuum and began cleaning our fireplace. Next came the Top Hat and Tails. Next came the jokes from neighbors that he had totally lost it this time. So there began thejourney and the foundation was layed for our chimney cleaning business.In the early years before SNEWS and Sweeping there were only a couple resources to learn (one of them being the Sootsayer.) Youd be able to pull a nugget or two from each issue that generally came from some sweep learning something the hard …

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  • ChimneySaver Special at Lindemann Chimney Supply

    At Lindemann Chimney Supply we have a special for you on water-basedChimneySaver waterproofing. Order a five gallon container from Lindemann and receive a six gallon container at no extra charge! Since each gallon covers an average of 80-120 square feet per gallon think of the extra profit you will make in square footage.To take advantage of this specail offercontact us by clicking here. Or call us at the following locations: Albany 877-722-7230; Atlanta 866-450-3111; and Chicago 800-722-7230. Special begins March 1, 2011 and ends March 31, 2011.…

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  • Win an Enervex Smart Car!

    At Lindemann Chimney Supply we want to tell you about every opportunity availabe because we appreciate the fact that you purchase your chimney supplies from us. Here is a photo of the Evervex Smart Car (formerly Exhausto), manufacturer of chimney fans that will be given away. The photo was taken yesterday at the HPB (Hearth, Patio, Barbecue) Expo in Salt Lake City.If you haven't registered for the Smart Car Giveaway, you can click here for details.…

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  • U.S. Fireplace Products Exhibits at HPB Expo

    At Lindemann Chimney Supply we like to keep you informed. Here's a photo of Josh May, belowleft, and Chris Dattilo, below right, of U.S. Fireplace Products at the HPBA Expo. Featured energy saving chimney top dampers are the Seal Tight, Energy Top, Energy Top Plus and The Top Damper. Chris has personally assembled over 70,000 of the chimney top fireplace dampers in his years of working at U.S. Fireplace Products who are based out of Atlanta, Georgia.For more information visit www.usfireplaceproducts.com. Dampers are available through Lindemann Chimney Supply, (click here) or through other U.S. Fireplace Products Distributors (click here).…

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