I just got steam-cleaned!

I just got steam-cleaned!

PostBy: braindead On: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:27 pm

I brought a bucket of coal inside last night so I wouldn't have to go out in the snow today. It must have had some chunks of ice in it. The ice melted and left water in the bottom of the bucket. So when I started to dump the coal in the top of the stove, the water ran in. And holy crap, did it come back out! Huge "POOF" with a cloud of steam, fly ash, and sulfur smell.

How do I keep that from ever happening again? I guess don't bring coal inside the night before?
braindead
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
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Re: I just got steam-cleaned!

PostBy: billw On: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:36 pm

drill a couple of holes in the bottom of your bucket to let the water out.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
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Re: I just got steam-cleaned!

PostBy: Millworker On: Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:43 pm

If you drill holes in your bucket the fines WILL find their way through those holes and on to your floor.
Millworker
 
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Re: I just got steam-cleaned!

PostBy: topper On: Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:11 pm

fill it - melt it - dump water out - dump coal into stove
topper
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: I just got steam-cleaned!

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:09 am

that's what you get for being proactive. You should have procrastinated getting the snowy coal until right before you needed it.

Sounds like a fine mess you have on your hands now.
UpStateMike
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Elmira Oval (in house)
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