plumberman wrote:smaller update, chimney still making noise off of stove, due to where ashing plate stopped i could see the funnel plugged up. so i cut the end off of a boiler brush and poked out the tip of the cone with the twisted wire handle. after that i pulled the smoke pipe off of boiler and soot vac out, pretty much cleaned out from the underside, i guess its your choice to clean from top or bottom if this helps out any other newbies good deal!!
I've never tried that. Are you saying that the cyclonic separator (which I'm assuming is the funnel) is accessible and cleanable from the bottom ashing area?