Clean Yes or No?

Clean Yes or No?

PostBy: jkabdoors On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:40 am

We started our Pocono in October this year and with the warmer weather forcasted for this weekend would it be a good idea to shut it down for a good cleaning
Thanks Jeff
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Clean Yes or No?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:48 am

Yes it would.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Clean Yes or No?

PostBy: baddawg On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:29 am

Good idea, just did ours last weekend. Cleaned everything, oiled the motors and back to work. Made the stove very happy. (Don't ask).
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer BV

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Re: Clean Yes or No?

PostBy: plumb-r On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:33 am

I was thinking it would be a good weekend for a mid-season cleaning. :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 608 Energy Master I Stoker

Re: Clean Yes or No?

PostBy: Nomogas On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:24 am

Yes I did ours 2 weeks ago.I have found after approximately every ton cleaning is better.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman DVC 500
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Propane

Re: Clean Yes or No?

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:46 am

Yes I agree, A cleaning is due... Good time for it while its 50 outside this Saturday. Seems my draft isn't quite as aggressive as it used to be, I bet I have some fly ash sitting in the chimney where it goes vertical. I'll run the shop vac hose in from outside :lol: ..... to keep dust down to a minimum..
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Clean Yes or No?

PostBy: jkabdoors On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:10 am

Thanks everyone.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Clean Yes or No?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:12 am

I just shut my stove down last Sunday. I cleaned it out, installed some new parts and replaced a few others. I didn't vacuum the stove out but did "dust" it a little before relighting it.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Clean Yes or No?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:28 am

Other than the flue pipe what the hell are you guys cleaning?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Clean Yes or No?

PostBy: hcarlow On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:31 am

I vacuumed mine out yesterday as the draft was going down and I did have quite alot of fly ash build up . The draft is right up to par now . My 110 has a clean out at the top of the boiler and some fly ash does build up there on top of the vertical tubes , it takes just a couple of minutes to do it, no shut down required for that cleaning .
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Re: Clean Yes or No?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:32 am

Richard S. wrote:Other than the flue pipe what the hell are you guys cleaning?


Last season the inside of my stove was caked with ash that wouldn't clear the grates. In fact this past Sunday when I shut down the main reason for the shutdown other than replacing the draft inducer was because the rear grate was completely out. There was so much ash on it that no amount of poking and proding cleared it.
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Re: Clean Yes or No?

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:29 am

Richard S. wrote:Other than the flue pipe what the hell are you guys cleaning?

I wanna shut it down, clear caked ashes (I have the V shaped firebox) on the fire brick and any clinkers out..
Vac the flue pipe, brush the inside of the firebox. Start fresh with a new fire.
My current fire is about 11 weeks old.
Also considering some mods in the grates.
Drill and tap set screws to alleviate the slop between the in-line grates. 8-)
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Clean Yes or No?

PostBy: baddawg On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:05 pm

Richard S. wrote:Other than the flue pipe what the hell are you guys cleaning?


Geez Richard, took a drink as I read your post, almost spit it all over the keyboard. I could just picture you sitting there looking at your screen, going "these guys really are nuts". Thanks for the laugh, Gotta get back to cleaning the stove.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer BV

Re: Clean Yes or No?

PostBy: jkabdoors On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:21 pm

The top of my Pocono comes off i found out by mistake and there are 2 metal tubes shaped in a v to the top and they had Fly Ash in them, so i think i will do that again.
Can someone tell me where i should oil the motors. Wife wants to know, she will be doing most of it. Thanks again Jeff
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Clean Yes or No?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:32 pm

On either side of the motor near the shaft look to see if there is a little hole about 1/8 in diameter usually with a little rubber cap on it. Just need a few drops once or twice a year. Don't over oil.
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