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Cheap stove and chimney cleaning in MA?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Weird tolkienish figure, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. The place I went to was like $250 (for a total stove breakdown and chimney sweep) or so. Yeah I know I can do it myself, just don't think I'll have the time this year.

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  2. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    What are you asking for, a recommendation? You have a Whitfield. They haven't been made in a decade.... There are plenty of folks who know them, like myself, but I would warn you against going with a chimney sweep. Are you looking for cheap or are you looking for it to be done right? Those are two very different ends of the spectrum.
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  3. Well... that's very true. BTW, I don't have much experience with pellet stoves, but this one seems to chug along without any problems, no auger jams or electronics problems like I hear people having on this forum.
  4. MCPO

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    You shouldn`t have said that! You`ve been lucky. Give it time. It`s bound to happen ,unless they stopped making your model stove cause it was so good.
  5. Don2222

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    Hello
    Well a good professional pellet stove cleaning should properly clean and lubricate if needed both blowers with the proper 3-1 oil and replace the gaskets with Lytherm on the exhaust blower and high temp silicon on the convection blower. Also clean the ash traps and ash chamber all the way to and thru the venting. The door gasket should be tested and the auger collar bushing should be lubricated with "dry molly lube" or replaced if necessary. I can do all this too. See my new site > http://www.pelletstovemaster.com
  6. Lousyweather

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    sure, all that stuff, where applicable, although much of what you stated above doesnt apply to many stoves. MA, huh? Did you get licensed for installs here? Liability insurance? rather prosaic questions, and from the quality of your posts you have done all the above, just letting you know! If this is a new endeavor, good luck to you....the season (service and cleaning) should be cranking up within the next 4-6 week2, with the real sh*t hitting the fan about September. Anyhow, Im sure you wont have a problem staying busy!
    My advice: get a credit card or paid prior to doing the work......fairly big territory to travel in and not have the folks be home when they are supposed to be. Or, they "just cant afford" the repair you just accomplished.......
  7. MCPO

    MCPO Minister of Fire

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    You mispelled the word "functioning" near the end of your ad. As well as lignin and shiny in your "Go Green" column.
  8. Don2222

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    Thanks
    I will get those words fixed!
    Cannot complain, got the site cheap!

    It would be nice to have a spell checker in the HTML generator. Maybe the generator for $15,000 has it. LOL I will never know!

    Thanks again
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    Agree, except lubrication is very important in those places if you want the stove to last.
    I do also admit that some motors are sealed and do not require lube. but most room blowers I have seen do need oil.
    Thanks for the tips. Starting to get calls on the stoves already! Just picked up another one!
  10. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    Don. be careful how you approach "advertising" yourself here. Craig and gang has some basic rules we all have to follow. Perhaps the signature tag says enough or construct it so it does. You have a lot of posts so we know you're not trolling.
  11. Lousyweather

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    yea, the harman's DO Not have oil ports and use sealer bearings, unless they make a change!

    But all the best to you! knock em dead!
  12. Lousyweather

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    yea, ole Mr Warm got canned for that, so, be careful........
  13. Don2222

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    Ok, Thanks Scott

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