I've been searching the forum and not finding anything on chimney cleaning where an insert is used in an existing clay tile lined chimney. I found several posts on installing them with the flex pipe extending 5-6 ft into the chimney, but how do you clean that sucker? As far as I can see the soot/creosote will fall on top of the insulation and lay there creating a real fire hazard. Especially if burning a lot of wood, as I intend to do spring and fall, with coal in the winter to hold the fire overnight.
I had just about decided against corn/pellet because of the daily cleaning routine and electric requirement but, if I've got to yank a wood/coal insert to clean it, I may rethink this whole thing..
Your advice will be appreciated,