I’m so excited to get back and share this with you! This is something ive been wanted to do for a loooong time. The CSIA stands for The Chimney Safety Institute of America. There are around 100 coarses offered. The “Certified Chimney Sweep” credential is the fundamental base, or foundation of chimney safety, codes, clearances and standards for chimney construction, installation ans maintenance. CSIA certified sweeps serve their communites with dedication, knowledge, and ethics which they are bound to. This organization is awesome and am so proud hold the Certified Sweep Credential.
Please view the pictures and enjoy, and as always hold the tools with pride!
You”ll see this on the back of my truck displayed loud and proud!
The 44hr training school is not needed to recieve the CSIA sweep credential. I did it to go above standard. Im proud of that and will hold that close.
Ive been wanting to recieve this cert. for years. Many people will say “your just a sweep, how hard is that?” Its much more. Real sweeps serve and protect thier communities, and are bound to moral and ethic standards set forth by the CSIA.
“Not bad for a mason”. Hah, I was the only mason(admittedly) in the room of 29 men and women. Im greatful for our instructors willingness to go above and beyond! Many late night study sessions. The CSIA has excellent organization!
This is where it all went down. Theory and code/standard review was the name of the game.
This pic shows a well constructed chimney.
These are mostly flue tiles and refractory(high heat resistant) masonry components.
This diagram describes different fireplace damper types.
Top mount dampers are a popular choice for fireplace restoration and design.
Chimney sweeps need to keep healthy, and mobile. I found a nice “dungeon” to train in!
Rich demonstrating the calculation for chimney height.
MMMMMmmmmmm, my study partner.
Rich is demonstrating concepts and tools to be used during sweeps/inspections.
Rich is going over some of the materials used in chimney repairs.
Masonry heaters are gaining ground and have thier role in efficient wood heating.
Todays sweeps are much more than “stack Whackers”!
The final day of class we were awarded with our training certificates. It was a great feeling!