Regular Maintenance - 2 Week Run I usually clean out the fire box every weekend. But this time I let it go two weeks maybe three or about 14 bags. Note: I have not been in the igniter area for about a month. Here is what the burn pot looked like after a few days with no attention. I used the 17" pry bar to remove the bulk followed by the small flat screwdriver to clean carbon from the auger, auger tube and flat area around the tube. Since I was going for a deep clean I finished off the burn pot with Scotch Brite. I keep a 90 deg pick handy for the air holes but they were fine. On to the igniter area. I tapped on the top of the burn pot to knock loose ash off the igniter. Then went under for the clean up. I used a small hose connected to the vacuum to get way down in there. Below shows the fire box clean. Flame guide wire brushed and the heat exchanger cleaned with the 2" paint brush. Followed up on the exchanger with the Scotch Brite. Well, that about wraps it up. I was really curious to see what the inside of the stove and venting would look like after 1 ton. Not to bad IMO. I think the XXV is doing well. I would have liked to get more pictures of "doing things" like a "how to" but I was a bit short on time and taking pictures of all this really slows down the progress. I will flesh things out next round when I do..."A Ton of Cleaning".