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CLEANING YOUR STOVE WITH A LEAFBLOWER... NO KIDDING!

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by krooser, Dec 1, 2008.

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  1. Wachusett

    Wachusett Feeling the Heat

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    Just finished doing this myself. Huge difference in stove temps and cleaned up the burn.
    Tip, if you have a shop vac hose attach it to the leaf blower with duct tape and stuff the other end in the snow............less mess.

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  2. susb8383

    susb8383 Member

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    By the way, good tip about the Sooteater. I've never heard of it before, but I'm about to buy it from Amazon.

    [edit--oops, meant to post that on a different thread. I have too many windows open at once.]
  3. sscomo

    sscomo New Member

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    Any bad experiences with using the leaf blower?

    Do you leave the stove door open or closed when you turn the leafblower on?
  4. Skippydo

    Skippydo New Member

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    Two ways that I clean my vent pipe..

    The long way...horozinatal run....cut a hole in the back of the T, big enought to get a vac hose
    in, and a little slice for the brush and rod....Use a drill and extensions and blow and push. then put over the
    hole a Bigger piece than
    what I cut out, screw it in and paste in goo on...no leaks

    The faster way, during the winter especially, I drilled a hole in the middle of the piece
    that I replaced, big enough to insert the front entension piece at the front of the line
    from the air compressor. Lot of force, and blows all the loose debris out.
    Screw in a large screw, and again, goo.
    Works great...
  5. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    I can't speak for anyone but myself, I close the door.

    Have been using it without any issues the last three seasons.
  6. UncleAnthony

    UncleAnthony Member

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    I have been doing the leafblower for two seasons, it works great !

    I do unplug the stove first.

    One question, is I see the exhaust fan spinning while I do it, is there any danger to that ?

    Thanks
  7. halfpipe

    halfpipe Member

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    Well I'm impressed.
    Do you suppose that 15 vertical feet would be a proplem?
    Probably I'd use some dryer vent covering the business end and leading down so someone doesn'd call the fire department

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  8. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Nope, you can find videos of doing exactly what you are talking about on youtube.
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