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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Wallace, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Wallace

    Wallace New Member

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    When I got off shift this morning I came home and found the stove cold (wife didn't load it past 6pm last night). So I reached in and used a 10mm wrench to loosen the top plate and removed it. Took about 5 mins. I then got up on the roof and removed the chimney cap. The cap had some fine black soot on it as well as the pipe about 3 feet down. Using a flashlight I could see all the way down and there wasn't much soot past three feet down the pipe. I ran the brush down and up three times, replaced the cap and went in to the stove. There was about a cup of fine black dust in the back of the stove. I used a shop vac to suck it out and clean the ash off the mat. I replaced the oval plate and screwed it back down. Took about 30mins total. Really easy to do.

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    And it sounds like you're burning pretty cleanly.
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Nice Wallace. Keep on checking it from time to time.
  4. Blue Vomit

    Blue Vomit Minister of Fire

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    could you get by with loosening just the front bolt, or did you have to loosen the rear one, by the flue collar, as well?
    I still havnt tried it yet.
  5. Wallace

    Wallace New Member

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    I tried to lift the plate off after loosening the front clip and it didn't budge. It was just as easy to loosen the back clip though! Was really pretty easy and straight forward.

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