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Chimney cleaning results

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by red oak, May 29, 2013.

  1. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    With the temps hitting the 90s now in Virginia, I'm going to hazard a guess and say the burning season's over, so I got up on the roof and cleaned the chimney on Memorial Day. I looked at it from below and there was no creosote at all on the stainless steel liner as far up as I could see. There was some buildup at the top of the chimney when I looked down while on the roof, but it didn't seem to be a lot and was really flaky. So I jammed the brush down through and after one pass the liner was clean as could be. I gathered up the junk from the chimney, and swept a few ashes up from around the stove, and put it in a bucket, pictured below.

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    So that's all the buildup in my chimney for a complete season of burning, plus some debris from around the stove. My father in law was there while I was doing this and he was pretty impressed. I'm sure it's more than a lot of the burners on here, but much less than I used to get - yet another benefit of getting ahead and burning drier wood!
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  2. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Alrighty then....stove and chimney cleaned,no brat kids for 3 months, all set.......get back to your beach chair
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  3. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like a plan!
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Now that is one of the reasons why burning dry wood is important.
    Great example of clean burning dry wood !

    I think you're right, your burn season is done :)
  5. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    You must have respectable burning habits. Well done.
  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Looks great red oak.

    I too have declared our burning season is over but have the cleaning to do yet. I'm in no hurry either.
  7. JoeyD

    JoeyD Minister of Fire

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    Good for you! I need to get mine cleaned but the either weather or commitments have been keeping me from getting it done. I did check it in April and I hope I have results similar to yours.
  8. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Hope mine is the same. Way to burn clean!

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