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Combustion blower cleaning?

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

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  1. StoveMiser

    StoveMiser New Member

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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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  2. minnow

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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.
  3. drizler

    drizler Minister of Fire

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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.
  4. hearthtools

    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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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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