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Dura Vent T adapter Cleaning

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by kenstogie, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    I have a OAK of the below variety and would like to clean my exhaust venting


    Isn't there a way to open up that bottom of that T connector for cleaning??

    I pulled off the aluminum vent tape and cant really see how to take it apart??

    If there isn't why the he!! not??

    Oh and many thanks to those that have chimed in with my past questions and helped me with there knowledge, :)
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  2. jlupi

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    twist and pull
  3. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    its that easy?? what sections separate??
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    UMainah Member

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    The bottom end of that tee is actually a cap that you "twist and pull" off.
  5. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    thanks, i tried that but it seems stuck.
  6. pell it

    pell it Feeling the Heat

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    I use an oil filter wrench.
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  7. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    good idea especially since i have one.
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    DV Feeling the Heat

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    Elbow grease
  9. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    All of the above. Use 2 filter wrenches if you have em. Unless you have gorilla hands, it's hard to get a good grip on the pipe as you turn the cap. Might come right off, prob be a bit of a pain though.
  10. DV

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    or cleaning brush and leaf blower?
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    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    Yeeessssss! :) Much more fun
  12. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    its the very bottom portion that protudes out about an inch or thereabouts, correct?
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    DV Feeling the Heat

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    yes. righty tighty... lefty loosy. I say this from experiences of my own.
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    pell it Feeling the Heat

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    Yes and it will turn less than a quarter turn counterclockwise looking up from the floor.
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    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    thats what i thought but doesnt budge but i will try my binford oil filter wrench ;)
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    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    If yer using a Binford, make sure you don't crush the pipe ;)

    Try using a little PB Blaster or something. Might help. Make sure you wipe it off before reassembling.
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    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    Roger P38x2. Will do. I have that stuff, I heard it's great but better if you let it soak a bit.
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    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    If all else fails there is always the replace the tee method >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> bear running for the woods >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    i did finally get it, it didnt come apart in the spott i thought. i ended up using a "strap wrench" which is basically a nylon reinforced belt wedged in a handle.

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