Cold here again! Almost sorry I removed those liners and grate.
Yesterday I decided to clean up the Glenwood before I do the refractory liner and coal grates. I took off all the top bits and removed the access plated below the oven. Took my shop vac and started to vacume up the ash on top and in and around the top of the stove. I then noticed that it (the shop vac) was blowing it straight out the back! Not cool! After a few choice words I got an old canister bag vac that I keep in the summer kitchen and used that to finish. I have a long tool that was made to fit inside that access plate under the oven. I must have scraped out a kilo of creosote from under the oven! If only it sold by the gram! Just kidding.
After that was done, I took the Rutland stove black and gave it a good coat and polish. I'm thinking today I'll take the pipe apart from thimbal to the oblong 8"-6" that comes off top of the stove and clean that out too along with the MPD. That done, I'll be cleaned and ready for the transformation and won't start a chimney/pipe fire when I relight with coal. Thrilled that I'll never have to do that scrape job again. With wood, even well seasoned wood, it was every month or so. Now will probably be seasonal at most!
Don't ever want to do this again!