Combustion blower cleaning?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by StoveMiser, Jan 27, 2008.

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  1. StoveMiser

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    How often do you guys clean out the combustion blower? Im burning 24 hours a day and about 1 ton/month. What is a normal cleaning interval. Manual says every ton, but I thought that sounded excessive. How hard is it to pull apart on a breckwell?
     

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    It would depend somewhat on how much ash the pellets make. I clean mine twice a year. As I use a little over 3 tons a year, that's about 1 1/2 tons between cleanings. Last year I used Dry Creek and the blower wasn't too bad and I could of gone the entire year. This year I'm using Cubex which develop much more ash and I just tore my stove apart last night for it's mid-winter cleaning and the combustion blower fins were fairly clean but the chamber was caked with ash and it was definitely time for the cleaning.
     
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    Not sure with yours but my Countryside opens up entirely along both sides like peeling a banana. It sure makes things easy. Even if yours isn't so easy to get to I find the best way to clean out stuff like this is with compressed air from my air compressor. It stirs things up and gets into places rags can't. I just blew out the motors for mine last week for the first time this year and all sorts of crud came out of there.
     
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    Most Breckwells you can see the Blower through the Ash clean outs in the stove.
    Make sure you dont bend the blades when you clean in there.
     
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