Shut Down Maintainance???

Shut Down Maintainance???

PostBy: greg white On: Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:39 am

This is my first season burning coal in a Harman SF150(little brother to a SF250)I let the fire go out because it got into the 60s(i am heating my work shop with it)any way :idea: ,I got to worrying about coal dust eating my chimney pipes?????
The stove exhausts out the back,I have about 12 to 15 feet of high quailty black pipe,then 5ft or so of stainless triple wall chimney.
how do I treat my exhuast pipe at the end of burning season?wire brush?coat the inside with oil?what about the inside of stove?dissassemble,paint?
For what it is worth,I wish I wood of started burning coal 20 years ago.
Thanks guys,this forum has been a big help
greg white

PostBy: stokerstove On: Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:01 pm

Greg, I don't worry about my stove pipe till the end of the heating season. When I shut the stove down I remove the pipe, then brush it out and tap on it till I get most of the soot out. I then store it in a dry place till next fall - that's all I've been doing for the past 10+ years without having to replace any pipe and it's just your reg. old black stove pipe. I did have to replace my reducer this year but that was at least 14 years old.
If you don't have a dry place to store the pipe then you may be better off cleaning and giving it a light coat of oil (WD-40). I run a dehumidifier in the basement in the warm weather and that keeps the rust off the stove, tools, etc.
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