Stove cleaning

Re: Stove cleaning

PostBy: joeq On: Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:31 pm

That stinks about the glass John. Because I like to view the burning coals, it bugs me looking thru dirty panes, altho that's the way they get, most of the winter. Some of my individual panes are fogged out, and won't clean up. Guess I'll be spending another 30-40 bucks on some replacements. Maybe with your Hitzer, you can replace the one pane, for a reasonable amount.
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Re: Stove cleaning

PostBy: JohnB On: Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:37 pm

I could replace it but it will just happen again. Hitzer says that the coal acids attack the glass & there is nothing to be done about it. I doubt the piece of glass is cheap so I'll just live with the crazing. You can still see the fire if you keep the glass clean but it's not as clear as it used to be.
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Re: Stove cleaning

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:52 pm

After all cleaning is done. Remove the pipe until next Fall.
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Re: Stove cleaning

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:59 pm

[quote="joeq"]That stinks about the glass John. Because I like to view the burning coals, it bugs me looking thru dirty panes, altho that's the way they get, most of the winter. Some of my individual panes are fogged out, and won't clean up.

I had a new "program" that failed because of me :mad: I was soaking my Keystoker 90 glass in oven cleaner in a ziplock bag. It started to get cleaner, and I put it in a safe place over the center drain in my garage where I don't typically walk. Well I walked there cracked it, so the experiment failed :mad: :mad:
I hate having a small garage but it is what it is, and the Keystoker90 is warming that in the winter but that is another story, with a happy ending :shock:
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Re: Stove cleaning

PostBy: JohnB On: Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:00 am

JohnB wrote: I looked at the different products I've seen mentioned on here & ended up buying a few cans of the http://www.theruststore.com/Cortec-EcoA ... 49C28.aspx as I wanted a low odor rust preventative. Coated all surfaces inside the stove but I still need to vacuum out the black pipe connecting the stove to my liner & coat that also.


Just a follow up to say that I can not recommend that anyone use the Cortec EcoAir "Rust Prevention" product in or on their stove. Far from preventing rust it seems to actually create it. Every where I sprayed the Cortec inside my stove I ended up with rust. Not just surface rust but little piles growing by the day! It's water based so I had my doubts but I wanted a low odor product. So much for that. I just finished wiping down the inside of my stove with the Metal Prep/Rust Remover that I mentioned in my cleaning post. I'll let that dry on instead of rinsing as it leaves a phosphate coating that hopefully will keep the rust at bay for a few months.

I would edit my original post but there doesn't seem to be any option for editing posts that have been up for a few days??
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