Mark (PA) wrote:I am new to all this coal burning of course so I am wondering if a person is to clean the ash out of the unit in the middle of the winter or what not?
I haven't cleaned my stoker since I started it. Seems to chug right along. I didn't know if I should clean out the flue pipes either etc?
I am burning coal that gives white ash.
Thank you all.
Wait until spring when the weather is warm You have not burned enough coal to worry about cleaning yet
but if the mood hits ya go for it. Just take the chimney pipe of the flue on the back of the base stick the vac hose in
make sure everything is cooled down before you use the vac unless it is a metal ash vac. wait untill spring to tare everything apart for a good cleaning take off the back base plate to get in there and clean the tubes out and the base
Then pull the side plates off the base pull out the blower & pot Assembly take the auger tubes off and ckeck your augers
and bushing clean everything up and put back together your done for another year