Puffback Blew Pipe Off of Chimney and Stove

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Post Thu. Mar. 16, 2017 9:47 am

gbru316 wrote:One thing I will be doing before I fire it back up next year is filling a bucket or two with sand, just in case I ever need to shut it down quickly.
Just fill those 2 buckets with coal ash,it will smother the fire just fine . :)

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Post Thu. Mar. 16, 2017 10:45 am

Stick with the sand, heaving a bucket of ash can't end well. :)

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Post Fri. Mar. 17, 2017 9:52 am

For convenient sand purchase look to big blue or big orange box stores, they carry 40 lb. bags of 'Play Sand' for kids sandbox ect.. 8-)

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