63roundbadge wrote:Wow, I guess the stoves are different! That minuscule coating I have is after 4 years of use, I never scraped before. I do get 1/16 of ash on horizontal surfaces like the tops of the firebrick which I expect.
Yeah man, the vertical sides of the firebox get coated with fly ash. I'm betting its because the sides are cooled by the blowers quite drastically, since mine is a hand fed furnace as opposed to a hand fed stove. The sides of a stove's firebox probably stay much hotter I'm willing to say. This may be the difference.
63roundbadge wrote:Did you ever think of toasting cheese sandwiches between shakings down there?
Actually, I thought it wound be interesting to shove a cookie sheet in there with some bacon on it