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AppalachianStan Posted By AppalachianStan, Feb 24, 2013 at 2:37 PM

  1. AppalachianStan

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    Just had my son-in-law over to take my top Class A 3' Chimney down so I can clean the cap. It was build up 2/16 of glazed creosote only in the last 3' of chimney and cap. Tried to clean it, but it's on there good. I run my 8" brush down the pipe got most of it clean. The cap I had to scrap it out the best I could but there is still a small amount there. I did not get any pics.

    1. What is the best way to clean it off?
    2. Will it be okay until spring?
     
  2. milleo

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    I would try to burn it off with a torch but I'm not sure that is the proper thing to do or not.....
     
  3. pen

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    I use a wire brush, one like you might use to remove loose paint.

    Sooooooo, you have next year's wood on hand yet ==c

    pen
     
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  4. AppalachianStan

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    Hope so. I have some cord of oak thats been on the ground for 2 years, but just got CSS about 2 weeks ago. Looking for a cord of ash too.
     
  5. Pallet Pete

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    I know it's not strictly safe but I clean my cap with a little oven cleaner and it literally washes it clean.

    Pete
     
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    I can't see that hurting anything.
     
  7. AppalachianStan

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    I try that when I take it down in spring.
     
  8. Pallet Pete

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    It's just hard on the lungs is all if you get to close.

    Pete
     
  9. Pallet Pete

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    I think I rubbed it down with a toothbrush last time however it isn't really necessary.

    Pete
     
  10. Beetle-Kill

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    I am sooo gonna try that in a few months.
     
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  11. rideau

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    Warm ammonia cleans an oven really easily and well. Would probably work well on creosote as well, cheaper and probably safer than oven cleaner, andapt to be conveniently on hand.
     
  12. remkel

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    Inhaled oven cleaner once. Will never touch the stuff again.
     
  13. rkshed

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    Mapp gas for mine.
    Burns it off nicely.
     
  14. mellow

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    I have heard that burning the CSL logs before doing a cleaning helps to make the creosote easier to remove, heck, some people even say burning aluminum cans in the fire before doing a cleaning helps.
     
  15. Heatsource

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  16. AppalachianStan

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    Thanks A1Stoves
     
  17. Heatsource

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    you can apply cre-away directly to the pipe from the cap, or spray it up into the chimney during burn cycle
     

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