Chimney Soot

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BlackBetty06
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Post By: BlackBetty06 » Tue. Feb. 28, 2017 6:38 pm

So this may be a dumb question but can the soot from bituminous coal cause a chimney fire or is it inert? Thanks

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Post By: blrman07 » Tue. Feb. 28, 2017 6:52 pm

Soot is incomplete combustion of carbon. Soot will burn but you have to get it over 1000F to get it to ignite. If your stove pipe or chimney is over 1000F you have a bigger problem than a soot deposit. :shock:

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Post By: BlackBetty06 » Tue. Feb. 28, 2017 7:36 pm

Right ha! Like a house fire. Makes sense. I guess anything burns or changes state if you get it hot enough. :cry:


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Post By: corey » Tue. Feb. 28, 2017 8:29 pm

Bit soot will glow then vanish with no roaring fire like wood creosote.

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Post By: coaledsweat » Tue. Feb. 28, 2017 9:04 pm

More likely to plug up the chimney than catch fire as I understand it.

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Post By: corey » Tue. Feb. 28, 2017 10:07 pm

coaledsweat wrote:More likely to plug up the chimney than catch fire as I understand it.
Easy to deal with but that sums it up.

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