Chimney cleaning time

wg_bent Posted By wg_bent, Aug 12, 2006 at 1:24 AM

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  1. wg_bent

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    This is the first year I've had my stove, and I'll need to clean the chimney liner. I have a Duravent liner that's about 30' long. I also have an Osburn insert that I DON'T want to remove, so here's my plan...Let me know if it's about right.

    I plan to remove the secondary burn tubes that are held in place with cotter pins. Then the firebricks and insulation should just drop down into the firebox and be easily removed.

    Then I'll push a brush down the chimney from above pushing the ash and creosote into the firebox. followed by cleanup via shop vac.

    Is this a good plan or should I do something different?
     
  2. Roospike

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    Sounds right . I did the same thing with my P.E. Summit. I took out the pin on the secondary burn baffle / popped it out and shut the door . I went up on the roof and ran the brush up and down about 5 times and put the cap back on . Rechecked the roof to flashing to make sure all was fine and then when down to clean out the stove. I ended up with under 1 cup of ash from the pipe clean out from 4 cords of wood burned last winter. ( two story house = about 25 foot of pipe. ) BE VERY CAREFULL ON THE ROOF! , we want you around a little longer brother man .
     
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    Thanks Roo...will do...Where did you get your brush?
     
  4. Roospike

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    I had a brush and the 5 fiberglass poles from my old stove and i went up the first time the brush i had was 8" ! DURRR . 6" pipe i have now. I went to Orschelns farm & home store and picked up the 6" brush for $16.00 .TSC didnt have stove stuff in yet. Some of the big box stores have there stove stuff in now. any and all real wood stoves stores around here are 1.5 hours away .
     
  5. Mo Heat

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    I bought my poly brush at AceHardware.com. Do a search on Rutland. I got my sticks at Home Depot as they were cheaper (quality and price) but good enough. You get free shipping from ACE if you are willing to pick up at a store near you (if there is one--there was in my case).
     
  6. BrotherBart

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    Yeah. I just bought a poly brush online from ACE. Thirteen bucks. Cheapest in town and it arrived at the local store the next afternoon.
     
  7. Todd

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    Menards has them out know, but didn't notice the price.
     
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