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30 day chimney clean out,Pics

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by HDRock, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Pics before cleaning
    Burning wood from12 to 28% MC , I got about 5 coups out, non EPA stove see Sig
    Last pic is what I cleaned out of the top 4' of pipe that I remove when I clean chimney out .
    In the past the powder was more black, U see in the pic It's more brown so what does that mean ???

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Just normal stuff. Looks good. Most of what I get is brown soot.
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  3. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    I guess this means I am doing something right , and if the stuff is brown instead of black, I have no creosote is that correct;?
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  4. KodiakII

    KodiakII Feeling the Heat

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    That's clean burnin man! No "sote" there IMHO. The only reason I got rid of my non EPA stove was to get longer burn times.
  5. ozzy73

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    Looks good. The brown stuff is what you want.
  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    To be a bit different I'll say it is not bad but a lot more than I'd expect after only 30 days. Notice the black at the connection too. So long as you continue to clean often you'll be okay but you can and no doubt will do better.
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  7. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Yep. 12% is great, 28% is pretty soggy...
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  8. glassmanjpf

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    Looks pretty normal... I usually get half a coffee can after 6 weeks
  9. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Yes it is but that is at the high end of what I have been burning,mostly I have been mixing ,18 to 25% with good dry stuff,

    How much I get out is really kind of a guess,. cuz it just drops down in the stove then I shovel out all the ashes.

    Oh ya it will get better, I have maple n ash stacked for next year that is at 25% now that will be good n dry by then, and I will be cutting more dead stuff now,and other wood for 2013, what ever I can get my hands on ==c
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  10. ScotO

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    That don't look too bad at all......the big thing is you don't have the huge heavy black flakes, the goopy black tar, or the popcorn-like clumps that are telltale of a flue fire (that's the REALLY bad stuff).

    Some of your wood is on the damp side, but sounds like you got a good system going. Once you get three years ahead on your woodstack, you'll REALLY see a difference.....Keep up those good habits, my friend!
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  11. HDRock

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    Oops ;em what I meant was, I will be cutting more dead stuff now,for 2013-14 year and other wood for 2015, what ever I can get my hands on

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