How to Clean Enviro Insert

smokey_pelletstove Posted By smokey_pelletstove, Aug 6, 2013 at 12:35 AM

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  1. smokey_pelletstove

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    How do I clean this? I haven't cleaned the insert or chimney before. I looked at the instructions and it says to remove the fake brickwork at the back of the stove, but do I need to do that? Also, what's the best way to clean the top of the insert - some bits of pellets have fallen into the slats. Appreciate your help and sorry if the questions are basic, but I tried to google the forum and didn't find the answer. FireplaceBrick1.jpg FireplaceBrick3.jpg FireplaceTop.jpg
     
  2. MountainSean

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    Yes, you absolutely need to remove that brickwork, there are cleanout ports behind that brick that need to be cleaned. To remove them just take out the screws that hold it in place, you can see them two on each side on those flat metal bars on either side of the liner. From how old those screws are looking I would soak them in WD40 or other penetrating oil for a while before trying to remove them. From the pictures it looks like you have an EF2?
     
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    You'll also need to clean the channel that goes down to the combustion blower... Can't do that without removing the "bricks".

    When you put the screws back in, put some 'anti-sieze' on them first. Helps a LOT for next time when you go to open it up to clean it.
     
  4. smokey_pelletstove

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    not sure what an EF2 is.. this is just a plain old Enviro insert as far as I can tell.

    Thanks for your info. Do I need to remove the top as well to get at the stuff that's fallen through the slats?
     
  5. MountainSean

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    An EF2 is a model of stove that Enviro makes. They have a bunch of different models and I can't get specific on how to get into that grate without knowing what model you have. Some have a removable trivet that is held in place by pop springs, some are held in by screws and some of them the stove body is a single piece and you will need to smash the pellets and vacuum them out.
     
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  8. CygnusX1

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    I know that stove!! It's a Meridian. Finally, some one on this forum besides me that owns one.
    Yes, you need to remove the brickwork, very easy, just 4 screws.

    Get a small paint brush and go between the heating tubes, vacuum out every possible nook and cranny of the stove.
    If you're brave enough to go on your roof and use the leaf blower trick, your stove will be spotless. Your stove will look and perform great.

    I've never been able to take the grating off the top off the stove, there has to be an undiscovered trick to this. What I usually do is get a can of compressed air and blast the pellets and dust out of there.
     
  9. MountainSean

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    Just a quick warning about leaf blower trick. Disconnect your air pressure/vacuum switch first. Other than possibly damaging that switch and irritating your neighbors it is fantastic.
     
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