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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:35 pm 
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is he disconnect the pipe??


Wilber, not sure if you are referencing my photo, but here's what hubby does. He removes the chimney cap, uses the chimney brush (it's on a fibreglass pole, approx 15') to remove soot and creosote. Inside, the wood-stove is tightly closed up (even the dampers). The soot and ash falls straight below into the box of the stove. Some stoves may have a baffle or shield. Ours is on an angle and Doug just reaches up with his gloved hand and removes the ash that fell onto the baffle. Then he scoops out all the ash/soot and vacuums the rest out. He does this once a year. We burn mainly clean, dry birch, maple and oak and sometimes pine or spruce. We keep the fire burning all day in winter and sporadically in the transition months. HOpe that helps.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:19 pm 
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I can’t imagine not having a wood stove at the cottage! I always grew up with a wood stove and will always have one!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:03 pm 
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at the moment.. I'm going to keep the stove..

there's lots of trees to burn across the street

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