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OFFICIAL: Post your leaf blower stove pipe cleaning pics.

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by mullet, Nov 15, 2009.

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  1. mullet

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    Post them up folks. Lets use this for all stove pipe cleaning.

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  2. sinnian

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    Can't believe you don't have any rise on that thing. :grrr:
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    If it went up it wouldn't be a horizontal vent....
  4. HeatsTwice

    HeatsTwice Minister of Fire

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    Maybe his stove is in the basement :)

    What is the wife is going to say about that black spot on the lawn?

    A 10 foot section of flexible pipe will let you dust anywhere you want.
  5. smoke show

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    I'll have to work on some new pictures this year, these are getting boring.

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  6. kbjelka

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    Those are some classic shots! How many tons did you burn before that cleaning?
  7. imacman

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    "Hey honey, remember where you shot all that ash out of the stove last fall...the grass is so green and luxurious now!"
  8. krooser

    krooser Minister of Fire

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    Yeah...He's recycling!!!!
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    No pane and Mullet, those are great.. Put that on a post card and send it to Al Gore for christmas.
  10. HeatsTwice

    HeatsTwice Minister of Fire

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    This is great! Too bad my stove pipe is 8". Perhaps I can buy a 8" to 6" reducer then rock and roll after getting an el chepo blower at a garage sale.

    There are probably some ideal times to clean like:

    1) When the wind is very high. This will disperse the soot over a wider area.
    2) When its raining. Use the gas version of the blower and the soot gets distributed in a different pattern (don't know what type though).

    My question is that this type of cleaning will not actually "brush" the insides of the chimney. But is that necessary? I don't know.
  11. imacman

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    If you want to get the pipe completely clean, it should be brushed before doing the leafblower. The leafblower will get some of the soot in the pipe, but not all, and it will stay hung-up in the little crevices if you don't brush it.
  12. Is that a grain stove exhaust, just curious

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  14. mullet

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    No just pellets, the picture was after 20 bags. The stove is on the living room behind that outside wall. My stove pipe is like 4’ long that’s it.
  15. mullet

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    no pane's picture is classic against the snow background.
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    I've been wanting to do this but was wondering if someone could please post their brand/model number that they're using. I'm never quite sure if the blower I've been looking at has the vacuum ability.
    Thanks,
    j
    PS: I did try this w/ my shop vac and it simply wasn't as fun :)
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    Went to the local Pawn shop today, purchased the only Elec leaf blower they had there for $15,will have to try it soon, with pics of course...
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    It does have a vacuum feature right?
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    I'm about to do mine after 4.5 tons. I'll have to get the wife ready with the camera, up wind hopefully.
  21. katwillny

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    I use a shop vac to clean the pipe. I first loosen the soot and crud with a toilet brush then suck it up with the shop vac. works great. I do that once a month or so.
  22. SmokeyTheBear

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    Reusing ....
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    Thanks! bad day at work...I needed the belly laugh :)
  24. krooser

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    Yea...that, too!
  25. mullet

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    Awesome job Groundhog, I am just putting a copy here for reference.

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