Hello Granted, this does not take the place of the normal stove cleaning. Since we just installed the vacuum cleanouts, I was wondering what might the best way to use it? 1st I put some TFE paste on the one end of the nipple that I will never take apart. Then I unscrewed the cap and put the shop vac on the nipple. My shop vac hose is larger than the pipe. Is there a good way to make it an air tight fit? After cleaning the ash out of the venting, I put the 150 PSI compressor hose in the air intake of the stove. Got some more ash. How about putting the compressor in the ash chambers too?