Best vac for cleaning stove

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by JAHlove, Sep 12, 2008.

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  1. JAHlove

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    What's the best vacuum for cleaning my pellet stove?

    I've been using our house vac and just cleaning out the bag frequently.

    But wondering if it make sense to use a dedicated shop vac with filters, etc. or spend the $200+ for a metal, stove ash vac?

    What say you all?
     

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    I've been using a small 6 gal Shop Vac with a fine dust filter to clean my stove. It works great, and no dust gets blown around. I usually go through 2 filters for the season mainly because my wife uses the vac for other things.
     
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    IMO, not worth the extra $$. Just use what you've been using.....I can think of a lot better uses for $200. Even the expense for a cheap shop vac & HEPA filter (minimum of $50 to buy both) seems excessive. I'm doing what you did, use house vac and clean bag often.

    My 2 cents.
     
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    Guys I'd use a shop vac with a drywall bag.
    Just make sure you let the stove cool down enough
    so there are no hot ashes that can start a fire inside
    the vac.

    You WILL kill your regular house vac regardless
    of how often you change the bag. The fine dust
    jams up the small passages and the motor...
    I learned the hard way - after my house vac got trashed.
    Might not happen right away but it will get farked up.
     
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