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Not bad for the Old Dragon

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Locust Post, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    As most around here I let the fire go out yesterday and have yet to start one. Ran a brush down the chimney and here's what we got. I really like this new liner, takes all the guess work out of cleaning. Only about a foot at the top had much of anything. I am guessing that this was mainly from the slabs I have burnt occasionally as a friend (fellow wood burner and portable saw mill operator) told me that he has always heard that bark causes more creosote than the wood itself. I can't confirm that but maybe someone on here could comment if they have heard anything similar.

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  2. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Stage two nasties......
  3. Oldhippie

    Oldhippie Minister of Fire

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    Say what?
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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  5. Oldhippie

    Oldhippie Minister of Fire

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    Got it.

    Thanks!

    I think I almost got the Stage 2 Nasties from Victoria Nebronsky in thesummer of 69.. but it was a false alarm! :)
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Nothing brushing out your "chimney" won't fix.
  7. bluedogz

    bluedogz Minister of Fire

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  8. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    Very similar amount as I am getting out of my VC after 6 weeks. Just keep it clean with a schedule and it should be fine. I, to, find the largest, blackest stuff near the top and understand that is common regarding the conensation and lower temps as it gets near the chimney exit.

    As a side note: Since I began using Rutlands creasote remover once a week or so I am getting nearly the same amount but it is mostly brown/grey and ashy Vs. More black and shiny with the only black coming off the top few inches and cap when I tap it(I clean from bottom up)

    There are mixed opinions regarding the Rutlands but it is so cheep that I feel it offers peace of mind so I will continue to use it. If you search my post history you can see picks of what I am talking about.
  9. kettensäge

    kettensäge Feeling the Heat

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    I doubt bark causes creosote unless it's wet, and if it is than the wood is wet also. A good hot fire and dry wood is best. I reload bark down, fire takes off quicker than if I put non bark side against he coals.

    I see very small amounts of stage 1 stuff in my chimney. Never enough to bother with.

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