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Weekly(ish)clean out

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by nailed_nailer, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. nailed_nailer

    nailed_nailer Minister of Fire

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    About Thursday last week I looked at my stove that has basically been running since October. Only shutdown for cleaning and realised I don't remember the last time I gave it a quick cleanout.

    Looking past 1/2 black/grey stained Glass into the ashpan revealed it was full.
    Been running MWP's for a month or so and they make a lot of ash.

    Decided then to clean it out tomorrow.........

    Well here we are 3 cold nights later and I looked again at the ashpan.
    Yep still full.

    So gave it good clean out.

    1/2 hour later and she is running like like a crack head chasing down a dealer with free bags. ;)

    Nice to see the flames again. ==c

    Just in time for the Rain/Snow coming tonight. :eek:

    Just a tip....clean your stoves!!!!

    ---Nailer---
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  2. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    I let the XXV go for two weeks during the coldest weather without a clean just to see. Ash pan about half full. Probably could go three maybe four weeks on my current pellet but I stick to the once a week schedule. Only takes a few beers and gives me piece of mind.
  3. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    Too funny Nailer !
  4. ohbix

    ohbix Member

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    Nailer, exactly what do you do when you clean? I have a yet to be installed M55 fs. Manual makes it sound easy; push the rod, dump and scrape the burn pot, dump the ash pan. Thanks!
  5. Brokenwing

    Brokenwing Feeling the Heat

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    nailer after you posted this, I got to thinking how long has it been since I have cleaned the stove. Only about 2 weeks or so, but thanks for the reminder. I need to give her a good cleaning, the ash pan in these stoves is small!
  6. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    There's a little more to it than that, but it is not difficult!
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