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Nothing like a good cleaning!

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by geppapa, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. geppapa

    geppapa New Member

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    I'm learning that a good cleaning of my Harman p61 every 2 weeks makes it run like a CHAMP!!

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  2. newf lover

    newf lover Minister of Fire

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    It's too bad that most dealers fail to stress how important that is. Doing a really good cleaning after a ton is not good enough, in most cases. The stove may run, but it runs a heck of a lot better when it's cleaned regularly.
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  3. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    I just finished my weekly cleaning but skipped it last week so it had been two weeks since I had cleaned it. just had twice the ash. I'm starting to wonder if I can go two weeks between cleanings from now on. I'd still do the thorough cleaning and vent cleaning every 30-40 bags.
  4. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    "a clean stove is a happy stove" and happy is comfy! ;) the P-61 is an amazing stove, keep her clean and she'll be amazing for years to come. nice post
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  5. eboucher

    eboucher Member

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    I think it looks so much better after a good cleaning too. I enjoy the light it puts off. Who needs a Christmas tree with that going all the time. ;lol
  6. Tim Linden

    Tim Linden New Member

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    so by good cleaning are you cleaning the motors and such as that or just the inside real good?
  7. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    cleaning blowers and such isnt as necessary in the 2 week interval given by the OP , im sure it was a referrence to a deep cleaning in the burn and exhaust areas of the unit
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  8. imacman

    imacman Guest

    X2
  9. Tim Linden

    Tim Linden New Member

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    Thanks! Two more days and I get mine..
  10. Dinger

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    Always my favorite fire... Of course I do it daily so it's self indulging.
  11. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    I took advantage a warmer day and cleaned mine Start the new year with a clean stove ;) and a cold beer!
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  12. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    I clean mine whenever it's cold or every 4 days sometimes a week. Erring on the side of cleaning. I am fairly new to using a pellet stove but it does seem to work better clean. It this the same as a clean car runs better?? LOL
  13. imacman

    imacman Guest

    LOL It sure does seem that way, doesn't it? Bottom line, regardless what you "think", keep it clean. Clean stove=happy stove (and wife and kids, if you have 'em).
  14. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    kids and GF. She loves the pellet stove. Maybe I should keep this one.
  15. Bob Sorjanen

    Bob Sorjanen Member

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    yup keep the pellet stove
  16. imacman

    imacman Guest

    ;lol
  17. DOLLARBILL

    DOLLARBILL Member

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    I do mine weekly need it or not I feel better !
  18. heat seeker

    heat seeker Minister of Fire

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    I clean mine every 3 or 4 days, more than it needs. But, it runs like a top, and I feel better knowing it's clean and happy.

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