Creosote Reducing Powder Looks Like Borax

Re: Creosote reducing powder

PostBy: stoker-man On: Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:20 am

I can't say it's useless, inside my boiler anyway. It does turn the hardened deposits into a white soft ash. Don't know about the chimney. The water jacket extracts so much of the fire's heat that my stack temperature is usually around 200, except when I add fresh wood and then it shoots up temporarily to 700-800.
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Creosote reducing powder

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:40 am

My stack is usually around 125* without the draft blower running. Maybe its heat that makes it work better? If so, it is probably much more effective in a stove than a boiler.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea