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  1. Dgopetactical

    Dgopetactical Feeling the Heat

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    Can some one send me the link to the tread on how to use a leaf blower to deep clean your stove, seems like a lot of people do it. I did a search and keep running into dead ends.
    Thanks,
    Denny

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  2. DneprDave

    DneprDave Feeling the Heat

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    It's easy, just put the suck side of your leaf blower over the "out" side of your stove's chimney and turn on the leaf blower, when soot stops coming out, turn off the leaf blower!;lol

    Dave
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  4. heat seeker

    heat seeker Minister of Fire

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    It might be a good idea to disconnect the hose to the vacuum switch to prevent damage to it. I open the door on mine to get the maximum airflow, otherwise the OAK would probably restrict the flow somewhat.
    The stove and pipe should be cleaned first. The purpose of the LBT is to get ash out that you can't reach, not to do all the cleaning.
  5. Dgopetactical

    Dgopetactical Feeling the Heat

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    That's what I needed to know, thanks a bunch
    Denny
  6. BadDad320

    BadDad320 Feeling the Heat

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    My stove was burning poorly the other day.... Did the leaf blower clean out and she's running like new...... Love the leaf blower trick...
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  7. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Just a reminder to all first-time LBT users, the stove and exhaust should be COMPLETELY cleaned BEFORE using the LBT.....it's really meant to get all the left-over ash that's hiding where you can't reach. Do not think that using it by itself is the answer.

    Carry on.......
  8. Dgopetactical

    Dgopetactical Feeling the Heat

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    Did the leaf blower thing today, I only have backpack blowers no handhelds. I found an old bouncy house blower in my shop that would put any leaf blower to shame, a little bit of engineering and it worked great. My stove started burning real dirty the other day and the flame was lazy. Now it runs great again.

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