CB 6048 - cleaning chimney stack

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Ulybagger

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Sep 3, 2008
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Scotland,CT
Anyone ever clean there chimney on a central boiler? I have 3 sections of pipe and it's really to high to clean from the top. I think i've got some creosote build up that is slowing my draft. Is the back cap that's at the bottom of the pipe a clean out where you may possibly be able to run a brush up the pipe? Who just lets a fire rip up the pipe to clear it? That would be the easiest way. My wood is on the greener side but it's all I have now so I have to make do.
 

sdrobertson

Minister of Fire
Aug 13, 2007
735
West Michigan
Ulybagger said:
Anyone ever clean there chimney on a central boiler? I have 3 sections of pipe and it's really to high to clean from the top. I think i've got some creosote build up that is slowing my draft. Is the back cap that's at the bottom of the pipe a clean out where you may possibly be able to run a brush up the pipe? Who just lets a fire rip up the pipe to clear it? That would be the easiest way. My wood is on the greener side but it's all I have now so I have to make do.
I never had to clean out mine - but I ran fairly dry wood in it. You should be able to look up the pipe using a small mirror and hold it in the pipe to see up it. If it is dirty then you can run a brush up and through it. I wouldn't recommend burning it out with 3 sections of pipe - I would think that would be pretty hard on the insulation in the pipe as its going to have to burn petty darn hot. If you have a cap on the top, I would get rid of that as this would slow down the draft and during the burning season it should be fine without one. Just throw a cap or bucket over it when you shut it down for the summer.
 
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