November comes to a close and I just did the first servicing for the 12/13 Winter last weekend. I can understand why people pay others to clean up their stove or vent pipes. It did take a while, taking all the vent pipes completely off, brushing and reinstalling, cleaning the back of the stove, taking the convection blower off, brushing all the fins and sucking up all the dust that was stuck in them. Although, the hardest part for me is taking the stove off the hearth pad. Of course I do the entire servicing the old fashioned way. No blower trick or special procedures. Taking it all apart makes me feel good knowing that I can clearly see that it is all clean. I put the stove on a four wheel furniture dolly so I can move it off the raised hearth and move it around the room. It is just easier than trying to clean it all up while it is against the wall.