Cleaning ?

Jaymaine34 Posted By Jaymaine34, Jan 16, 2013 at 3:31 PM

  1. Jaymaine34

    Burning Hunk 2.

    Jan 5, 2013
    New here guys and I'm learning a lot ! From my reading I see that most of the time the problem is not cleaning a stove enough or the answer to most problems is to clean the stove . My question is can you over clean your stove ?
    Do more harm than good ? My main reason for asking is I wire brush my heat tubes and just about anything else I can ( its a soft wire brush ) can I hurt the tubes or anything else for that matter ?
    Also I normally have my stove cleaned at the end of year by the company that put it in and this past season for the first time in 4 years they spray painted the inside ( the tech I had this year says we always do that ) I'm cose to being able ( I think ) to do the end of year myself . So does the paint go on everything ? They even sprayed the probe . Do I spray the heat tubes and shields ?
    I have a cb1200 if that makes a difference .
    Thanks again for all the help guys !
  2. zrtmatos

    Feeling the Heat 2.

    Nov 26, 2012
    I saw a thread recently where the owner spray painted the inside firebrick copper and sand to give a real nice contrast and pizzaz to it. I think keeping it painted is always better than rust. As far as the probes, just remember to cover them before painting.
  3. Gary Gileau

    Gary Gileau
    Member 2.

    Oct 15, 2012
    Griswold CT
    I would think that whatever was painted to start with could be re-painted. The only detrimental thing I can think of is that the new paint will have to burn in again and it will smell the next time you light it.

    I would imagine that it would take a long time to wear out the tubes with a soft wire brush. The advantages should far outweigh the disadvantages. Pesonally, I clean mine once a week.

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