T5 cleaning and crusted stink bugs

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by jetmech, Nov 20, 2011.

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  1. jetmech

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    It has warmed up some so with the wifes help i pulled the pipes and cleaned the T5 exhaust.... got about 1 cup of black powdery junk,, at the top where my cap fits on i found crusted dead stink bugs, about 4 of them... they are a PITA.. they were wedged between top of all fuel pipe and base of cap.
     
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    From what I've been reading they are becoming a major problem across the US, especially for farmers.


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    They like to live in the Vigilant. They can take a surprising amount of heat.
     
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    Sounds like those stink bugs are the good type; dead. Pipe sounds good and good for you that you've checked it.
     
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    The first time I open the stove every fall there are a dozen or so of them crowded around the doors... They are pretty disgusting. Clean out the ones that I can see and let the rest toast.

    They are a disgusting pest in the area.
     
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