Adamiscold wrote:Really the only thing you would need to do is open the bottom and let the ash fall out to clean a ss chimney? No need to ever clean out the rest of it? That sounds a little to easy.
It's my understanding that a SS Chimney
does need to be cleaned every year. The acids produced while burning coal will eat into the SS pipe over time. I believe they recommend cleaing it out, using something to neutralize the acid (baking soda and water?) and coating it with a thin coat of oil shortly after the last burn of the season.
Someone else can probably weigh in more on this, but that's what I gather from reading other posts.