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Old 07.03.2012, 22:47
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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 Graubünden ;-)

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Old 07.03.2012, 23:02
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Re: Chimney Sweep...

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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 Graubünden ;-)
Just asked my husband and he said yes... you need to contact them to inspect correct installation and what not
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Old 07.03.2012, 23:07
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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.
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Old 07.03.2012, 23:55
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Re: Chimney Sweep...

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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 Graubünden ;-)
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...
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Re: Chimney Sweep...

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.
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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 ?

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Made me look though!
Sorry, know nothing about chimneys.
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You need your chimney cleaned once a year, it's the law (at least in St Gallen).
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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 ?
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Old 20.01.2015, 10:22
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Re: Sex

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

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

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Old 20.01.2015, 10:44
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Call me a spoil sport but this thread has been reported.
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Old 20.01.2015, 10:48
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Re: Chimney Sweeping

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.
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Old 20.01.2015, 10:55
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Can I get a prostitute to do it and will the health insurance pay?
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Re: Sex

...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
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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!).
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Re: Sex

Useful subject title...

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

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