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 We only service chimneys in

the following CT towns:






Lower Easton








P.O. Box 1154 Weston, CT  06883 



If your chimney is located in Wilton, Ridgefield, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, or Stamford, you can reach James Flint directly at 203-762-7374. 


If your chimney is located elsewhere, please go to for a certified Sweep near you. 

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Choosing Your Fire Wood & Seasoning It Well...
People ask me all the time "Dave, what's the best kind of wood to burn?" & I tell them its simple - hard woods that are well seasoned will give you the most heat while producing the least amount of soot and creosote in the flue. Oak, Ash, Maple & Beech are some of the best. Pine, Cedar, and other "soft" woods are about the worst. An easy way to tell whether a split piece of fire wood is hard or soft is to just hold it in your hand. Maple has more than twice the density of White Pine so it feels much heavier to hold. Seasoning wood, by letting it dry for 6 months to year after cutting and splitting it, will also make a big difference in how much heat the wood delivers pound for pound. Green (unseasoned) wood results in a cooler, smokier fire, and the steam created by the water (literally) boiling out of the wood creates a lot more soot and creosote up in the flue. Well seasoned wood will usually have many cracks on each end that form as the moisture evaporates. One last thought - be sure not to burn rotten wood in your fireplace or woodstove. Wood (hard or soft) that has been stored out in the weather for too many years, will become water logged and unusable. Always be sure to have your fireplace screen in place during the fire, Happy Burning!
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August West Chimney, LLC 
 Family owned and operated since 1973!
If your chimney is in:
 Westport, Weston, Fairfield, Redding, or Easton CT,
Please call us in Weston at
(203) 226-0416
(Please note, these are the only 5 towns we serve)

If your house is in Wilton, Ridgefield, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, or New Canaan, please call James Flint at
(203) 762-7374

        Our Services Include: 

  • Fireplace Flue Cleanings 
  • Boiler and Furnace Flue Cleanings 
  • Woodstove Flue Cleanings (only certain types of installations) 
  • Chimney Safety Evaluations 
  • Damper and Cap Repairs / Replacements 
  • Diagnosis and Repair of Smokey/Smelly Chimneys
  • Flue Liners Restored/Replaced
  • Waterproofing of Exterior Bricks and Chimney Crowns 
  • Good, Sound Advice based on common sense and extensive experience 
If you would like an estimate, please give us a call or fill out the form on the Request an Estimate page.

As bricks age, they become more porous...
We can protect these aging bricks from the ravages of moisture!

Antique Dodge Power Wagon
This was originally a US Millitary ambulance in Vietnam
Fireplace at Wier Farm National Park
(Click to enlarge.)

Hellen Keller's Chimney in Easton
Apparently, Ms. Keller loved to enjoy her fireplace!

Peg Board Counter (Hand carved)
Helen Keller Log Counter
To help Ms. Keller keep track of logs fed into fire??
We care for many historically significant chimneys in our area.
You can trust us with yours too!