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Another reminder to clean your pipes

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by sootinmyhair, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. sootinmyhair

    sootinmyhair New Member

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    Did a cleaning on Thursday for some people. Found these in their 6" oval pipe. The previous installer installed the oval upside down, and improperly used screws which reduced the ID by at least 30% (Pushed the inner liner in, didn't grab the screws). Once a year isn't too much IMO for a cleaning. It could save your life.

    That's a penny for scale. photo 1.JPG photo 2.JPG
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  2. ozzy73

    ozzy73 Member

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    Holy chit........
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  3. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, what he said...
  4. AppalachianStan

    AppalachianStan Minister of Fire

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    Wow I that mine was bad!!!!
  5. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Good lord!!!
  6. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Looks like chunks of vesicular basalt!
  7. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Your wood must have been wet...no?

    Andrew
  8. sootinmyhair

    sootinmyhair New Member

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    Customer said he had burned about a half cord of damp wood. It might have been more than that though, not really sure.
  9. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    I have never seen something like that in my life......crazy!
  10. Redlegs

    Redlegs Feeling the Heat

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    He was lucky you came along.
  11. embers aplenty

    embers aplenty Member

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    Looks like some crisp cow patties.:eek: I've seen it like that before. Hope not to ever again.
  12. 1ruralmailman

    1ruralmailman New Member

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    holy crap.i cant imagine how much that thing must have smoked when you opened the door.
  13. charly

    charly Guest

    Those would have been all nighters if they caught fire!
  14. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Saw some very much like that recently but it came out of an OWB.
  15. wishlist

    wishlist Minister of Fire

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    Hold the phones! I seen somebody on here uses lava rock and burns tires at the same time. Maybe this is right up his alley?
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  16. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    I burned 4.5 cord of chitty wet wood through a smoke dragon my first year of burning. I had nothing even close to that.
  17. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    I don't think that wood was damp, but instead soaked at the bottom of a lake, taken out and then thrown right in the stove were is most have smoldered for weeks_g
  18. Redlegs

    Redlegs Feeling the Heat

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    I think someone who lives close should swing over and help the guy build a login to the forum...he needs all the help he can get, :cool:
  19. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Wow . . . that is all . . . just . . . wow. :eek:
  20. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

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    Where were they in relation to the stove? Bottom of chimney, top....? Alltogether, spread out.... ?

    Where you there because he had draft problems? That looks like big enough to block the draft...
  21. WoodpileOCD

    WoodpileOCD Minister of Fire

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    With chunks like that, just how much little stuff was there in addition?

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