Cleaning yer stove.

WoodChuck'r

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I don't get too nitpicky with cleaning the stove out, but every now and again the lower flu area gets compacted with sawdust over the heating season.


I really need to vacuum my stove out. Never got to it this year before I fired it for the first time. I've always used a shopvac to be honest. Just get a long enough hose and have the canister out the window.



Anyone have one of those 'ash vacuums'.....??? Tractor Supply has a small one for $100 I've considered looking into but I'm wondering if an ash vac is even necessary.......
 

Troy G

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I just use the shop vac and have to clean the filter several times before the job is done. I have been burning since October 3 and did not get a chance to give it a good cleaning. Hope we get a warmer day so I can get it done before the stove is running 24/7 full tilt.
 

motomedik

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Dang it- I clicked into this here thread thinking you were comin' over to clean MY stoves. We have three- They all be needing some cleanin'!!:hurryup:

In all seriousness, we haven't cleaned 'em 'cause we been BURNING them, been too wet and chilly to let them not have fire in them mostly usually!!
 

PB

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Shovel and ash bucket, shop vac to clean the outside and blower motor.

For the cost I can't justify those ash vacs.
Same here. I hose off my shop vac filter after it is done. If I was really concerned, or if I had a shop-vac that I wasn't actively trying to destroy, I would buy a drywall dust filter.
 
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