I pulled the pipe off the stove and noted that a LARGE amount of fly ash was sitting at the bend where the liner turned to enter the house - might have been 1/2 blocked.
I vacuumed it the best I could and took a photo. That is the first one.
From the opening in the wall to where the liner goes vertical is 36". My arm isn't that long, so I had to tie my camera to a stick, hit the shutter and shove it into the liner. It took a while, but I finally got a shot up the chimney - the flash didn't go all the way, but it looks pretty clear. That photo is the second one.
What do you think?
Our house is an 1850's Victorian. Two floors with10' ceilings and a full attic - the chimney has got to be...35 feet? I don't have a ladder that goes that high and I'm kinda scared of heights
I am going to go down and vacuum some more. My shop vac is kinda wimpy, but it did pull up quite a bit.
Cap if you could come, I'd sure appreciate you teaching me the proper way of doing things - I will pm you and we can discuss it.
Thanks again to everyone for your help.