Since I am using a mix of BioBricks and "sorta seasoned" oak I figured a mid-season flue cleaning was in order. By the way, "sorta seasoned" is cut/split/stacked for just over one year - I am convinced that the folks that say two years are needed for oak are correct. I bought a Sooteater and went at it. Great product and great results. I removed a couple of cups of ash and maybe a quart or two of very powdery creosote. The Sooteater was very impressive but the total chore was a PITA. Dropping the baffle wasn't too bad but for the life of me I couldn't get it out of the stove. I just let it sit on the bottom of the firebox. Getting the baffle back in place was another major chore -- it isn't too heavy but wrestling it into place was difficult. It seems that there must be a trick or two that I just didn't figure out. Anyone out there with helpful hints on removal and replacing Morgan/Clydesdale baffle assemblies? Thanks.