PSA::: Clean Your Flue Pipes.

A Coal stoker furnace or stove controls most operations including automatically feeding the coal. They are quite similar to any conventional oil and gas units and easily operated for extended periods of time. They commonly use rice coal but may use larger sizes like buckwheat. They can be used as primary heat, supplementary heat or have a dual set up with your existing oil/gas furnace.
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Post Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 7:07 pm

Just want to remind everyone to clean the pipes in the coal appliances. Tomorrow looks to be a good day for a change.
The past 2 yrs I was able to go the whole season without cleaning the flue pipes on my boiler. I had to clean mine this week. They have been running hard with this weather. I cheated with my electric leaf blower I wish I put a camera outside. looking at the chimney.
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Post Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 7:14 pm

You mean you did it like this..


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Post Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 7:18 pm

grumpy wrote:You mean you did it like this..

That gave me the idea. But I did it from the inside and blew it out. I have a 5' horizontal run that is after 2 90* elbows and a 2' vertical rise I should have put a T but I didn't. I did not feel like taking the pipe apart so I figured what the heck. Why not? And here hold my beer and watch this. Worked like a charm.
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Post Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 7:20 pm

I bet it did, and your just moving the fly ash out so why not.


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Post Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 7:29 pm

grumpy wrote:I bet it did, and your just moving the fly ash out so why not.
I posted this on here because I have been hearing about blocked systems a lot more this year including mine.
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Post Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 11:21 pm

Good reminder Flyer...
We need to remember to schedule our cleanings by the tonnage burned, not by the months it has been lit.
I drive a VW TDI, heat my home & workshop with two coal stokers and have two vintage JD diesel tractors....
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Post Sat. Feb. 22, 2014 4:05 pm

Thanks for the tip as I will go do mine right now .

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