Sooteater help with Oslo

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
79,232
South Puget Sound, WA
Yes, that is the right product. Make sure you get enough rods to reach the top of the chimney. It comes with 6-3' rods. Cleaning the Oslo will depend on the stovepipe setup. Is this a straight-up flue or does it go up a few feet and then 90º turn into a thimble? If straight-up is there a telescoping length of pipe?
 

snaple4

Member
Dec 18, 2017
158
AR
That is what I purchased. Cleaned my 6" 14' chimney, my 32' chimney, and my dryer vent.

To clean the 32' chimney and 4" dryer vent I purchased a second kit. That way I had the length and was able to cut the second head down to fit a 4" pipe.

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KJamesJR

Feeling the Heat
Jan 8, 2018
345
New Hampshire
I have a straight pipe total run is 17', there is a telescoping section of double wall.

Should I just unscrew the telescoping section and push it up until I have enough room to get the rod in from the stove outlet? How do you clean it down inside the stove? I read you can push the cookplate out and go somewhere through there.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
79,232
South Puget Sound, WA
You can vacuum somewhat through the flue hole and over the baffle. Removing and shaking off the insulation blanket can get most of the crud. Be careful when replacing so that it lays flat and not bunched up at the rear.

The top on all Jotul stoves is gasketed and removable. There are two bolts on the underside that need to be removed to do this. I've read that in England the sweeps leave these bolts off and that they are just for shipping.

Hoping @firefighterjake and other Oslo owners can chime in on what method works best for them. It's been a decade since I have had a Jotul.
 

firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
18,955
Unity/Bangor, Maine
You can vacuum somewhat through the flue hole and over the baffle. Removing and shaking off the insulation blanket can get most of the crud. Be careful when replacing so that it lays flat and not bunched up at the rear.

The top on all Jotul stoves is gasketed and removable. There are two bolts on the underside that need to be removed to do this. I've read that in England the sweeps leave these bolts off and that they are just for shipping.

Hoping @firefighterjake and other Oslo owners can chime in on what method works best for them. It's been a decade since I have had a Jotul.
I have a T outside with a cap so it's just three screws removed and I am sweeping top to bottom.

Once a year I remove the center oval to clean up the accumulated fly ash and any ash that has been knocked off or swept from the flue pipe . . . it usually isn't much.
 

Nick Mystic

Minister of Fire
Feb 12, 2013
1,114
Western North Carolina
I have a Jotul F600 with a thermal blanket over top the baffle. If the Oslo blanket is the same as mine I can tell you that you must handle it very carefully because it is rather delicate. For instance, if you fold it over and take it outside and try to shake the ash accumulation off it you will just tear it apart. I find it best to take it outside in an out of the way spot and hold it perpendicular to the ground and then gently tap the backside to knock most of the ash off and don't try to make it look like it did when it was brand new our you'll likely tear it up.
 

Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
572
Palmyra, WI
This is the setup I have here. There is a telescope pipe coming up off the back of the stove. Unbolt the pipe from the stove, unhook the pipe from the class A at the ceiling, carry the piping outside to brush. Tape a feed bag to the class A at the ceiling, with a slit on the side for the rod, brush goes up, soot comes down and in the bag, untape, roll the bag and dispose. No mess, and efficient with minimal equipment. I have the lid unbolted, so can lift that and vacuum ash that has accumulated on the insulated blanket from there. The ash is lite, so is drawn off the blanket easily without disrupting the insulation or removing it. I've always used a fireplace vac, so have never had a need to remove the insulation.
 

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webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,400
Indiana
I never remove the insulation either. Hold it down with one hand and vacuum gently.
I ran my Oslo with no bolts on the center oval. The manual used to say they were shipping, then at some point they revised it.
 

Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
572
Palmyra, WI
I never remove the insulation either. Hold it down with one hand and vacuum gently.
I ran my Oslo with no bolts on the center oval. The manual used to say they were shipping, then at some point they revised it.
What do cookstoves do - do they still have lift out lids? (The old stove lifters?) Seems like it would be the same concept.
 

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,400
Indiana
What do cookstoves do - do they still have lift out lids? (The old stove lifters?) Seems like it would be the same concept.
The old classsic Jotuls all had tops that just sat their under their own weight. It’s was never a problem.
 

ChevWood15

New Member
Apr 27, 2018
27
N.Y.
Make sure you use the included tarp or something similar. My liner was pretty much spotless until the last 2 feet. Then I had a cloud of black coming out the stove (I didnt use the tarp)!!

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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
79,232
South Puget Sound, WA
The old classsic Jotuls all had tops that just sat their under their own weight. It’s was never a problem.
I think the new ones are still designed that way. They're gasketed and weight quite a bit more than top loading lids on VC stoves.
 

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,400
Indiana
I think the new ones are still designed that way. They're gasketed and weight quite a bit more than top loading lids on VC stoves.
Except now they are all bolted down.
 

KJamesJR

Feeling the Heat
Jan 8, 2018
345
New Hampshire
Okay so basically unbolt the pipe from the stove, attach a bag or tarp at the bottom, send the soot eater up.

Then unbolt the top plate from the stove, clean inside and vacuum out the crud inside the stove?

I'm trying to do this without removing any sections of the double wall pipe aside from maybe the adapter.
 

KJamesJR

Feeling the Heat
Jan 8, 2018
345
New Hampshire
I was planning on doing something like this but the Oslo isn't the stove depicted. So I don't know if it will work that way.


This guy makes it look easy.
 

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,400
Indiana
I was planning on doing something like this but the Oslo isn't the stove depicted. So I don't know if it will work that way.


This guy makes it look easy.
Since the baffle isn’t reallly removable then that won’t work. It would be easier to remove pipe.