Smoke Signal

Todd Woofenden

Phone: 802-644-8362

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About Todd Woofenden:

I grew up in eastern Massachusetts, in a big old house with a fireplace in the livingroom and a woodstove in the cellar. During the energy crunch in the 1970s my dad installed a second wood stove in front of the fireplace to help keep the oil bills under control, and it gunked up the chimney something fierce it was a wonder the house didn't burn down.

For years that boxy steel stove hogged the living room, much to Mom's dismay, until it was dragged off to a corner of the cellar and later carted away by one of my siblings.

I went to school in Richmond, and received a degree in philosophy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1986.

I liked chimney cleaning so much that in 1988 I joined forces with a business partner (he knew how to do the books and I knew how to walk around on roofs) and we established our own chimney services company. As a Certified Chimney Sweep I worked in the field, cleaning, repairing and troubleshooting chimneys; and was also responsible for hiring and training the road crews.

As a Licensed Masonry Construction Supervisor, I performed masonry repairs and rebuilds of chimneys as well.

Later I moved to Maine, where I had always wanted to live, and managed a leading wood stove and hearth products shop for several years. I worked with stoves every day, and gained a lot of experience troubleshooting every conceivable stove-related problem.


While the author has made every attempt to be accurate and complete, since he has no control over actual installations and consumer use, neither the author nor and Accolade Group accept any liability regarding the use of any information or advice in this work.

Todd Woofenden
  • P.O. Box 10
  • Waterville, VT 05492
  • United States