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How do you clean the chimney?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by claybe, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. claybe

    claybe Member

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    I just bought a used earth stove and want to install it this weekend. I will clean the liner before installing the pellet stove, but I have no idea how to clean the liner after it is installed. It looks like the creosote will fall into the back of the stove and I won't be able to vacuum it out. I have never owned a pellet stove. I have a wood stove and clean it yearly. Just don't know when and how to clean the pellet stove.

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  2. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    A clean-out T in the back, just off the stove, will cure this. Or remove the combustion blower every year when you clean it?
  3. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    My quad has ammo can style latches, pop them then up goes the soot eater ,badabing and chicken wings, that liner is shining.
  4. claybe

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    This is a pellet stove insert so I can't get at any of the pipe once I install it. I can't seem to find a way to access the pipe from inside the stove either. I really don't want to pull the stove to clean the pipe every year!
  5. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    That's what I used to think, now I pull that stove and hit it in no time.

    There must be a quick disconnect available for the liner, im also eyeing a diy rail kit a sparky built and posted around here recently, cant remember the user name.

    Or your hopping on the roof.
  6. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    There is a great youtube video in a recent post. He used what looked like a broom stick for the first 3 feet and then didn't worry about the other 30 feet. Lol

    But seriously I use a clean out T. Many others use a leaf vacuum and a lint eater. http://www.linteater.com/

    I am anxious to try this method later in the year.
  7. claybe

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    I have a soot eater and will use this on the liner. I will hit it from the roof for sure because there is no way that I have found to clean the pipe from the stove. And it is a two story pipe. How do vacuum out everything you clean out?
  8. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Used without permission: :p
  9. claybe

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    Really?!?! That is a great idea! I guess I can't believe that works???
  10. DexterDay

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    The leaf blower trick is one of the greatest things found on this site.

    BTW- That is smoke shows Mt. Vernon AE posted (courtesy of my Account ;))

    It not only works, but works great!! (After a regular cleaning).
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  11. Thaddius Wenderoth

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    Figured you were getting there Dexter! Just beat ya to the punch.
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