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New Stove, when to clean the vent?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by StormPanic, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. StormPanic

    StormPanic Member

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    Regency GF55. Bought this past November. Been running great. Wondering when I should clean the vent pipe for the first time. I have probably run around a ton of pellets through it since I got it. Suggestions on what I need to get to clean the vent pipe? The ash drawer hasn't even filled up yet but its close.

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  2. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Hopefully, you're doing your weekly or at least bi-weekly cleans. Normally, the rule of thumb is to clean the exhaust system after 1 - 1 1/2 tons.

    Many people use a regular pipe brush and vacuum, some use a LintEater & vacuum. If your exhaust has the capability, you should also do the leaf blower trick AFTER everything else is cleaned.
  3. StormPanic

    StormPanic Member

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    Yes I vacuum out the stove once or twice a week. My vent pipe should be relatively easy to clean. 4 feet of vertical pipe out of stove, 90 degree bend, and 3 feet straight out the wall to the cap. Can someone explain the leaf blower trick to me?
  4. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Do a search using just those terms....you'll see plenty of info.
  5. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    The leaf blower trick.

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