Cleaned and ready

Discussion in 'Modern EPA Stoves and Fireplaces' started by coreboy83, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. coreboy83

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    Here is the first 10 face cords that went through our Alderlea T5 le. Swept the liner, dropped the baffle, vacuumed the box, used a sandbox shovel to retrieve the coffee grounds from my tee from inside the house. Newspaper fire to verify the chooch is choochin proper.
     
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    Looks like alot of creosote to me.

    Good to have it cleaned out, :thumbs:
     
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    I get about that amt per year from my old inefficient stove burning less than dry wood.
     
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    I think it says a lot about the wood.
     
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    Although it isn't too very much, it could be better.
     
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    I have the 3 year plan in effect. The future wood inventory will be more gooder. This pile is from my humble beginnings. Doubt I’ll get this much again
     
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    Once on 3 year plan with dry wood;you won’t get that much creosote in 3 years! Good on you for learning we all started there!

    ok not all of them but I did!
     
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    Gotta start somewhere, you'll be amazed how little comes out once you start burning dry.
     
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    Your flue system and burn habits will play a big role. For example, I have an uninsulated liner in an exterior chimney, and I restart my stove twice a day during most of the burn season. Both of those factors increase the amount of buildup.
     
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    That looks like alot whats your flue temperature usually at?
     
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    Usually running hot. 800 is pretty normal. And btw, how much do you love the 7310 ? I just got mine on Friday
     
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    I used to get more trying to burn super low, slow, long-lasting fires. Especially shoulder season.
    Apparently really pushing the limits on what the stove was capable of.
    Changed to shorter, hotter, have several fires a day letting it go out in between burns fires and cut back the build-up a LOT.
    I swear changing to burning pine for the short hot burns helped a LOT, too.
    Especially the short horizontal run of pipe before the T.
     
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    It's good you got all that removed before kicking off the burning season. :yes: I was procrastinating for a couple weeks but finally got up on my roof and cleaned mine on Sunday. Every year I find less and less creosote in there, and I concur with what billb3 said about burning pine. Last year I mixed quite a bit of spruce in throughout the season, and was amazed at the minimal amount of creosote that came out when I cleaned my chimney.
     
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