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woodstove creasto

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by rickym39, Dec 4, 2008.

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  1. rickym39

    rickym39 New Member

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    i was told that if i put a aluminum can in the woodstove every once in awhile that it would work as well as a kwikstick or creastolog to dry up the creasto in the pipe.is this true.

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Thats a new one on me, dont mean its not true!
  3. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    What is creasto?
  4. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    blujacket- I assume it's creosote. That or a Mexican toothpaste- "El Creasto"
  5. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    On the subject- I hope the person that gave you that advice wasn't your personal physician or tax lawyer. It won't work. There's no real substitute for dry wood and good burning procedure.
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    . . . or ferrets. :) ;)
  7. GaryS

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    In answer to your question: Yes, it probably will work about as good :) Not saying it will work, just work as good as the advertised products.

    I heard about the aluminum can thing years ago but never tried it.
  8. polaris

    polaris Feeling the Heat

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    Yup. I'ts a widespread belief around here but my zip code ends in kentucky. I have a neighbor who burns a 12 pack a week or so (depending on his mood). I not sure it helps anything but we don't have recycle trucks either so I guess it keeps it out of the landfill. Hell, maybe I'll give it a try.
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    Well get up on his roof and have a look!
  10. polaris

    polaris Feeling the Heat

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    I wouldn't get up on that 200 yr. old tin roof for my own endentured lumber jack.(god knows he hasn't ever looked down that old stone mud daubed unlined chimney).
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    Funny you mention that I heard that squirting mexican toothpaste on the fire will clean up your chimney and make the inside pearly white. Maybe thats what he meant to say. Anybody else ever try mexican toothpaste on their fire??
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    Tri Sodium Phosphate and a Copper ingredient are what some commercial ones are made of.
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    Those are some powerful ingredients. Thats probably why the Mexicans have such white teeth.
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    I wouldn't try it in a Catalytic stove, might poison the cat...

    Otherwise, I doubt that it would do much good, but probably wouldn't hurt anything either (Just like all the other "magic powder" and so on products) - as others have said, no substitute for proper burning practices and regular MECHANICAL cleaning...

    Gooserider
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