Chimney cleaning

WellSeasoned Posted By WellSeasoned, Dec 26, 2012 at 9:11 AM

  1. WellSeasoned

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    I have off until after the new year, so i did a mid season cleaning before the snow and sleet arrive. I used a 16 oz cool whip container that fits perfectly in the flue to catch the junk. When finished I was pretty pleased to see 8oz worth considering I have been burning for 3 months. The cap needed some scrubbing with a wire brush here and there.
     

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    job well done!
     
  3. MnDave

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    How much wood? Length of chimney?
    Do you use chemicals?
    Doesn't look too shiny. EPA stove?

    MnDave
     
  4. WellSeasoned

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    Burn 24/7 jotul castine F400 18' stack, no chem. Mostly fly ash, cap had some shine. Burned on and off in Oct, burned more during week after sandy w no power, November, and December.
     
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    Thanks WellSeasoned. I plan to brush mine on Monday. I have burned about a cord sofar. This is a new installation of my first EPA stove. The creosote with my previous stove was not bad but shiny and I did use the chemicals.

    I want to get away from using the chemicals.

    MnDave
     
  6. Backwoods Savage

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    Congratulations WS. You are getting there. I'll bet you will continue to keep on getting better too.
     
  7. WellSeasoned

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    You got that right! The more I cut, the more ahead I get. Now, I'm just waiting on time
     

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