Very pleased with Rodtech every think I need you seem to have and its nice to get bits that last these days Thank you.
I brought the new improved camera holder, very pleased with it as it offers a lot more protection for the camera. cheers guys
Very pleased with my recent order from Rodtech UK.
I was held up on a job due to some rectangular clay pot liners blocking the flue for a flexi liner.
I phoned Tony from Rodtech who provided good honest advice as to what system I would need to remove the clay liners.
I ordered some 18mm rods and a clay liner removing tool. These arrived promptly and I was well informed at all stages of the order.
The equipment did exactly as it was supposed to do and we removed the section of liners in about two hours. This avoided having to break into the chimney breast with all the mess and hassle that would be involved.
My customer was extremely happy that we got the stove installation all done before Christmas.
A quick, efficient and reliable service from Rodtech.
My thanks to the guys at Rodtech for helping me to choose the right gear for my client list. A great course I had a marvellous time shame the fish and chip shop was closed.
There are some very useful notes and I think the input provides a good refresher to the NACS basic course as clearly some things make more sense when you have been working for a few years. Tony and the team had some useful tips for the trade; in particular the different methods of sealing and sealing the flue.
I started using the Rodtech system for real for the first time today (27/6/16) and the click system works very well. A bit fiddly to begin with but I put that down to me adapting to equipment. I found there was less stress on my hands not having to unscrew the rods, so a good day all around...
Better to go and clean it all now...
Just thought I would drop you a line to say thanks for supplying the advanced power sweeping kit and it's brilliant and used it now for the last few months and can't imagine ever sweeping a chimney with those awfull brushes again (they were such hard work and never done my shoulders any good) glad to see the back of them, they should be put in the museum with all the other obsolete sweeping equipment from the past.
The power sweeping system is so quick and efficient it not only sweeps a chimney 20% quicker it cleans up to 33% better so I earn more money and the customer get a much cleaner chimney so repeat business is up as well.
This is a win win situation more customers & more profit, I can’t imagine any sweep that’s thinking into the future not buying this system, only today I had another sweep recommend me to his customer as he could not sweep the heavily tarred chimney, I attended gave the chimney a double sweep with both sizes of frails and left the customer happy.
All I can say if they don’t buy it, it will be their loss as they probably wont be in business in 2 years time.
Thanks again for a fantastic system it’s a real winner.
I have been using the power sweeping system for a few weeks now, I initially had issues with my drill not being powerful enough to spin the head in the flue. But this was sorted by using dewalt 18v as you advised.
We did some before and after cctv of a flue and I do have to say the power sweeping was a major triumph...a very good clean indeed, compared to the Tamar spiral brush heads we use, I would say it removes about 20% more surface soot and a fair degree of creosote that normally would not be removed.
I found that it saves a major amount of time, mostly in sealing up the hearth, we would normally use either cloth covers or timber 'cut to suit' boards to seal, but the foam blocks are a real quick solution.
I am very happy with the system and it gives my clients a better service and at the end of the day that is what matters most.
Where to begin on power sweeping.
I have been sweeping chimneys nearly 5 years, thought i knew everything about chimney sweeping and tools.
I became a member of the chimney sweeps of Ireland, it's there i got the real know how and been professional on chimney sweeping. It was there I received your web site and tools.
In Ireland at present people are installing more stoves than ever before. If I didn't invest in power sweeping I'd be out of business. Manual sweeping could't get to them tight elbows etc.
Not only has power sweeping saved my job, it's cleaner, removes a lot more soot and creosote, my work has doubled investing in power sweeping, also I don't have to climb as often and as much, power sweeping can be done from inside.
Less insurance and you don't need a helper as often, power sweeping is a winner from the beginning you purchase.
Also you can power sweep chimneys at any hour in the evening, been its work is inside now, Rodtech are always on the phone if needing help or advice. That's a bigger plus, having someone for advice and help.
With reference to the spinning rods, all my men think they are good to use and like everything new they do have to use them more often.
The main feedback is they are great for stainless steel liners, they get the creosote and tar off a lot easier than rods and with less pressure on the structure of the liner, the same with pot liners. Also, they spin round inside capped bird nets and clear off the soot off the mesh saving the need to go on the roof.
Also the 4inch Aga which goes into a normal chimney with no soot access door, the spinning rods will increase to the size of the chimney.
They do feel that with chimney's that straddle the ridge with two bends in them, they can't feel the bends the same as they do with ordinary rods, but at this moment we only have one set of spinning rods between five chimney sweeps.
I feel if they used them more often they would get the feel of them. Also, it there were any other problems, we do find that in large gathers, you have to be sure you're in the chimney or the rods bend over and come back on you, but once in, the lads think they are great and find they are alot easier on their wrist and arms.
We have had more good reports than any bad ones.
I purchased my Rodtech set in the summer of 2011 and they had more than paid for them selves by the autumn of 2011.
As a contractor too my local housing authority, i can sweep as many on average, 6 sweeps a day, 5 days a week all summer.
The Rodtech system meant that i could get as many as 12 a day without working hard but still achieving a very high standard of workmanship, higher than most sweeps using ordinary brush and rod systems.
I am delighted to be able to report on my introduction to Power Sweeping by Bob Russell of Rodtech who are based in Norfolk.
Having spent a day with Bob whilst he was undergoing his Assessment to the NACS I was able to see first hand the RODTECH system of power sweeping flues.
The equipment comprises of uniquely designed rod ferrules i.e. push button with two different size brush heads which are powered by a cordless power tool.
The system is simple to use and this method really is efficient in removing soot and debris from most types of flues.
The brushes rotate in a similar fashion to a garden strimmer, and with the extra pressure applied to a flue interior it really does remove the soot deposit far easier than manually pushing up conventional rods and brushes.
More debris was removed from the chimneys cleaned using the power sweeping method than by using manual sweeping methods.
The amazing factor to Power Sweeping is that there was no damage or adverse effect on flue linings even stainless steel flexible liners.
I was invited to try Power Sweeping by Bob and was so impressed with the results that I decided to purchase a RODTECH kit .
The service provided by RODTECH was excellent and with their vast experience of the chimney industry I have no hesitation in recommending this product.
Best thing I ever did buying Rodtech Power sweeping Equipment.
It does a fantastic job.
I am confident that it will give me the edge over other sweeps in my area.
I will NEVER go back to the old ways, I was pleased to put my traditional cumbersome kit away.
Thanks Rodtech... All the best for the future.