Need Advise on Heat Exchanger Cleaning?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by LIpelletpig, Dec 18, 2008.

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  1. LIpelletpig

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    I was wondering how often I should be cleaning the heat exchangers? I have a Harman Accentra Insert and I'm burning a bag of Country Boy Oak Pellets per day. It is a little bit of work to access the exchangers on the insert but not to bad. I know after cleaning them I do see a higher output of hot air through the system. What do the rest of you do? any advise? Thanks
     
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    I clean ours twice, midseason and end of year, as part of a major cleaning.
     
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    I clean the heat exchangers on my Accentra Insert after every ton of pellets burned. For me this is about once per month. It takes about 20 mins. It does make a noticable difference in heat output.
     
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    I don't have a harman but imo it makes no difference
    which make/model stove one has - burning 24/7 you
    will get the best possible performance from a clean stove.
    At least once a month is good, more is better. Many
    people shut down and clean the heat tubes weekly.
     
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    Anybody know where the exchangers are on englanders? There aren't any exposed tubes to clean. Manuals say nothing about cleaning them.
     
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