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ElggDK 07.03.2012 23:47

Does anyone know if it also is the local sweep who has to come by and approve a new fireplace/"Sweden Ofen"?

I have ditched the old one and will soon be putting up a new one on the exact same spot.

It is in GraubŁnden ;-)

Puhutes 08.03.2012 00:02

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Originally Posted by ElggDK (Post 1507212)
Does anyone know if it also is the local sweep who has to come by and approve a new fireplace/"Sweden Ofen"?

I have ditched the old one and will soon be putting up a new one on the exact same spot.

It is in GraubŁnden ;-)

Just asked my husband and he said yes... you need to contact them to inspect correct installation and what not

ElggDK 08.03.2012 00:07

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Originally Posted by Puhutes (Post 1507222)
Just asked my husband and he said yes... you need to contact them to inspect correct installation and what not

Ok.....say thanks to hubby.

AbFab 08.03.2012 00:55

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ElggDK (Post 1507212)
Does anyone know if it also is the local sweep who has to come by and approve a new fireplace/"Sweden Ofen"?

I have ditched the old one and will soon be putting up a new one on the exact same spot.

It is in GraubŁnden ;-)

It is more likely to be the Feuerpolizei who will need to inspect it. They will charge for the inspection too, but not nearly as much as the leaches called chimney sweeps...

catandmouse 08.03.2012 10:56

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Being Switzerland, this is different from one canton to the next.
Nevertheless, having your chimney swept is a legal obligation most places. In the canton of Vaud where I live the chimney sweeps are in a closed guild so you don't have a choice. Having said that, the person (actually a lady) who comes to our place is very pleasant and polite about the whole business.
The central heating gets checked every year and that includes a check of the emissions to ensure that they are in conformance with legislation (with the appropriate sticker give as a reward). The living room fireplace, she usually pokes her head up quickly and it only gets swept if she decides it's necessary (every 3 or 4 years or so). We don't get charged for her poking her head into the fireplace.

Mikers 20.01.2015 11:03

Sex [Fireplace Chimney Check]
 
..has nothing to do with this posting, which concerns Chimney servicing in Switzerland.

We have recently bought a house which has a working fireplace. While we are enjoying the heat of our wood burning away, it makes me wonder about whether a chimney-check is either recommended (what frequency ?) or knowing Switzerland more likely its a law. Can anyone help with any information about what is required ?

thanks

hannah'sauntie 20.01.2015 11:04

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Made me look though!
Sorry, know nothing about chimneys. :o

olygirl 20.01.2015 11:08

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I know a good gynocologist. PM me for more details.

grumpygrapefruit 20.01.2015 11:08

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You need your chimney cleaned once a year, it's the law (at least in St Gallen).

Mikers 20.01.2015 11:13

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Originally Posted by grumpygrapefruit (Post 2323139)
You need your chimney cleaned once a year, it's the law (at least in St Gallen).

It may sound like a piss take but in all seriousness you look up a chimney sweep and get him round to do it I take it then ? or do they have some fancy title now since mary poppins days ?

John_H 20.01.2015 11:22

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In VAUD, cleaning out your pipe each year is mandatory. You get a certificate from the official pipe cleaner to say it's done.

You know that mandatory fire insurance, ECA? Well they will ask to see your cleaning certificate in case of a fire claim.

Ours was cleaned in September, they just leave a card in the mailbox saying which day they are coming. If you missed it, suggest you call them.

Here's a starting point

And yes, they actually wear a top hat and red scarf and have black faces. Just like in Mary Poppins

Nil 20.01.2015 11:37

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So you chimney needs a good scrubbing, eh? Wink wink!

:D

The_Love_Doctor 20.01.2015 11:44

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Call me a spoil sport but this thread has been reported.

Glendyn 20.01.2015 11:48

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Come on baby light my fire...

Our sweep (Kaminfeger) in ZH cleans and looks at it and says call me again in about 5 years. Or looks at it and says it's OK. Also applicable for external chimney in a garden house. There is a book you should have in the house with a record of the sweeps carried out in which it needs to be recorded.

Beware burning ANYTHING in the chimney except wood supplied for the purpose. THey can taks ash samples for analysis to see if you have burnt other stuff like wood with preservative/paint/varnish from pallets etc. I got a telling off as he found some nails in the ash... I explained that it was just from the natural wood crate (with bark etc) that the firewood came in - but he said also not OK.

amogles 20.01.2015 11:55

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Originally Posted by grumpygrapefruit (Post 2323139)
You need your chimney cleaned once a year, it's the law (at least in St Gallen).

Can I get a prostitute to do it and will the health insurance pay?

Tasebo 20.01.2015 11:58

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...every 5 years sounds a bit suspicious. In our parts we get a card once a year with date/time the Kaminfeger will turn up. He checks all the outlets from wood-burning stoves and the oil burner, uses an industrial-type vacuum to clean out the debris, and 30-40 minutes later he is off to the neighbour.

A week later the bill arrives in the post:msnsad:

rpf 20.01.2015 13:13

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... the fire inspector may pay you an occasional visit and check the dryness of the wood you're burning and have you enlight a fire. He won't be pleased watching you starting a fire with old newspapers (printers' ink!).

AbFab 20.01.2015 13:19

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Useful subject title...

you may want to refer to this post from 2010: http://www.englishforum.ch/daily-lif...ney-sweep.html

me.anon 20.01.2015 13:26

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It is not regulated by law if it is between consenting adults, and carried out in private. By why in front of an open fire ?

SOBEIT 20.01.2015 13:26

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Seven years on, anyone recommend a chimney sweep in and around Zh?


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