Do you need to sweep chimney for yearly cleaning?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by md2002, May 11, 2013.

  1. md2002

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    Hello,

    I was going to buy a chimney sweeper and sweep the steel chimney for the pellet stove. My father in law tells me with a pellet stove there is no creosote so no need to sweep. I do everything else, but should I bother doing a chimney sweep?

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    Mike
     
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    Should clean the vent pipe at least once a year. Over time, ash and creosote can slowly build up blocking the vent which will lead to a whole mess of problems for you and your stove.
     
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    If you are talking about your pipe, yes, you need to clean it every year. I just had my dealer come out and clean both my pipes at a cost of $232.00
     
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    There shouldn't be any creosote, but there will be some ash clean it out, the stove will be happier:)
     
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    Absolutely clean it, should be done after every season, some of us do it a couple of times:cool:
     
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    I brush the pipe after every ton (when cleaning the burn area). I break down everything, sweep, and leaf blow in the spring when closing the stove. In between I just empty the ash pan
     
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