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  1. Rob From Wisconsin

    Rob From Wisconsin Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    East-Central Wisconsin
    We have one on our flue, and have been experiencing
    creosote build-up on the "bands", especially during snow
    storms. An icy slush builds-up during heavier snows, and
    after the snow melts away, we are stuck with this accumulation.
    And, of course, it doesn't burn-off with time. Continous rain will
    eventually wash it away, but that doesn't happen too often during
    the middle of winter. I have to wonder if it might even be inhibiting
    my draft in some way. Note: I usually burn my fires hot, to minimize
    soot build-up. Any suggestions?? I'm pretty much ready to replace it
    with a "Homesaver" retrofit grate model (even thought this cap is supposed
    to be "state-of-the-art).

    Rob

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  2. hearthtools

    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    Loc:
    Oakhurst, California, USA, Earth
    your lucky you only have a WIND band around your cap.

    here in California we have to have a 5/8 screen on all our caps.
    and some inpectors try to tell us we need a screen on pellet caps but set them steight
  3. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Boulder County
    I like the wind beater caps. My stock simpson cap had to have the screen removed... shhhhhhhh.
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