How can you clean the soot off your wood burning stove and surrounding bricks?
An easy way is to use a paint scraper. Any sharp edged object should be useful.
It is important that you do this regularly...soot can actually catch fire if left to build up, and can therefore be very dangerous.
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First, brush off the loose ashes. Spray the brick with water. Then,mix a mild cleaner with water and use that to clean off the soot.
I would try a stiff metal bristle brush and possibly some type of solvent.. Try Easy Off Oven Cleaner. Use it like you would in the oven.
A good book that probably will answer your questions is Woodstove Cookery:At Home on the Range by Jane Cooper. It tells you how to find, set up, fuel, take care of , cleaning and how to cook on it. The book includes recipies from soups to breads and everything in between. I am going to assume the o…pposite of the other answer, and believe you just want to heat your house with it. All the info you need can be found in one free click here: http://putnut.hubpages.com/hub/Heating-Your-House-with-a-Wood-Burning-Furnace (MORE)
Maybe try paint thinner I am not positive. But, you can still try it. Or if that does not work you can always try to use dry ice blasting.. This is often compared to sandblasting, but it's very different. Dry ice blasting (or cryogenic cleaning) is a revolutionary cleaning method in which dry ic…e pellets replace traditional cleaning materials. Dry ice blasting is quick & clean & generates no secondary waste material. The only waste to be disposed of is the material that is removed. This process is non-harmful to the bricks unlike high water pressure. Hope this helps?. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Clean_fiberglass_tub#ixzz25vL31VeI (MORE)
Provided it has been seasond for a full year (open to air bit not rain) it will be fine.
It is best to burn oak, maple, ash, or some other hardwood. What you are really after is something that has a lot of heat output and very little smoke. You can burn coal in a stove that is specifically designed for it - don't assume a wood stove is, because it can burn through the stove. Don't burn… trash or plastic in a wood stove. --- According to the University of Idaho: "All wood stoves should have sturdy legs, providing at least 4 inches, and preferably 8 to 10 inches, of air space between stove bottom and floor. Glass windows in wood stoves should be special safety glass designed to withstand thermal shock. A stove designed to burn wood only should not be used to burn coal. Some stoves are designed to burn either. The excessive heat of coal will soon burn out the grate or bottom of a stove designed for wood only. Burn manufactured logs only in an open fireplace they contain wax that burns dangerously hot. " (MORE)
Beech wood fires are bright and clear, If the logs are kept a year. Chestnut's only good, they say, If for long it's laid away. Birch and pine logs burn too fast, Blaze up bright and do not last. Elm wood burns like a church yard mold, Ev'n the very flames are cold. Poplar gives a bi…tter smoke, Fills your eyes and makes you choke. Apple wood will scent your room, With incense like perfume. Oak and maple, if dry and old, Keep away the winter cold. But ash wood wet and ash wood dry, A king shall warm his slippers by. Anonymous . (MORE)
Pecan is similar to hickory in that it's:. 1. Hardwood, which means high heat output when seasoned. 2. Smells good. 3. Splits moderately easy. 4. has good coaling qualities. 5. puts off few sparks. 6. dries fast when seasoning. Conclusion: it's an excellent firewood, but I wouldn't cut down a… large tree just for firewood if you want the fruit (pecans) when they are other trees available. The t (MORE)
Any kind of wood that hasn't been prepared for building something or treated wood with chemicals, polishes or finishes on it.
Yes wood burning stove is an excellent way to heat our home and itis a good alternative of wood fireplaces. Wood burning stove ismore efficient than fireplace at heating a room or home with thesame amount of wood. The installation cost of wood burning stove ischeaper than open fireplaces. With wood …stove you can reduce therisks of injuries. (MORE)
Did you get any responses? I also have a SUNFIRE WOOD STOVE and I would like to know how to clean the draft system as it does not seem to get enough air unless I leave the dorr open ablut 1/4 inch. please e-mail any help to firstname.lastname@example.org
How do you clean the inside of the glass in the door of a wood-burning stove that is blackened from the heat of the fire?
I am assuming that the stove is not in use at the moment? The answer is baking soda! Dampen a paper towel and sprinkle the baking soda on it and start rubbing on the soot. The soot will loosen immediately, and it is a simple matter to wash the baking soda off. An added advantage is that the baking s…oda is a natural product that will not scratch the glass and won't leave a chemical smell. The baking soda is an excellent cleaner for plastics also and will not remove the finish of coated plastics. \n. Another method I've used on occasion is to clean the glass 10 minutes after lighting a fire. If you time it right, the soot will come right off with just a wet sponge or scouring pad - no special cleaners necessary. Of course, if you wait too long, it gets too hot to touch, so you need to do it early. (MORE)
Yes and no. When wood burns, the first thing that happens is destructive distillation, and one of the products is carbon monoxide. The carbon monoxide is normally burned into carbon dioxide, producing a flame, along with other products of destructive distillation. Then the products of combustion go …up the chimney. An airtight stove can produce carbon monoxide as a combustion product if it is not allowed to get enough air to burn properly. Older airtight stoves were more prone to this than newer. The carbon monoxide went up the chimney, and not into the house, but it was an atmospheric pollutant. In a case where the carbon monoxide fails to go up the chimney, a stove will normally just go out. There are exceptional cases where this would not happen, but proper operation of a stove would prevent it. (MORE)
What could be the problem if your wood-burning stove - when burning furiously - gives off a smell of burned tar?
creosote build up on inside wall of chimney burning ,cleen or have cleaned. if this starts burning, you could burn your house down due to a chimney fire, to keep creosote build up after cleaning chimney to a minimun, burn onley dry seasoned wood, pine must be burnt hot .it has alot of pitch
You CAN burn any wood in a wood-burning stove, however the BESTwood to burn is dry wood from a dead tree. *You want to considerany allergies when burning wood as the smoke can irritateallergies. Also, don't burn wood that has been painted or chemically treated.
Yes, cord wood is a biomass category. It is renewable biomass fuel - same category as wood and agri-based pellets.
Tulip wood (Poplar or Tulip Poplar) is the wood used in many wooden match sticks. When dry, it will burn very quickly. So quickly that you will stay warm running back and forth with wood. It is not harmful to burn- just poor firewood. A bit mixed in with hardwood is OK, but it will last about as lon…g as tissue paper. I would not buy it, but might burn small amounts to dispose of branches from the yard, etc. (MORE)
The best way to clean the chimney of a wood burning stove is to purchase a brush sized for your chimney flue; insert and retract it down the flue to remove the creosote.
Wood burning stoves, as appliances with fireboxes and chimneys, were invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1741. There is a link below.
For normal cleaning of a cast iron stove, I would use stove black and follow the instructions. Stove black is available online or at hardware stores. If the stove is enameled, I would clean with a small amount of soap and water, and wipe with a sponge to remove soap residue. If the stove has someth…ing on it, such as paint, melted plastic, or such, then you have a problem that really requires some thought and consideration for what the mess is. I would try to avoid the use of sand paper on a cast iron stove. Dry sanding will put iron dust into the air. I would also avoid the use of most oils, unless they are specifically recommended for wood stoves. (MORE)
i am at a lost. i know this is for answers. but i can not find what i need on internet. i have a Woodsman wood stove, it is meduim size, some of the brick need to be replaced but i don't know how to go about getting them out, i read some and it sounded simple but mine does not look that way. Mine at… the top of brick has a metal lip that holds them in, i don't know how to get them out or if i did i might not be able to get new ones in. and i can't find it on the internet. can anyone guide me in the right direction. (MORE)
Wood burning stove is an excellent choice of warmth your home andit is a renewable energy source. An installation process of woodburning stove is very simple you have to follow these steps. 1) Determine the location 2) Wood stoves get hot and require adequate clearances. 3) Place non-combustible flo…or pads. 4) Install a heat shield to protect walls. 5) Place the stove into the position. 6) Install chimney. These are the mechanism which you have to follow duringinstallation of wood burning stove. (MORE)
On One Hand: Burning Basics Wood burning stoves are built to harness the heat needed to burn and effectively heat a home. Getting it to the temperature that causes combustion is based on several factors including: the type of stove, the wood used, the flue size, the temperature outside and amount o…f air coming into the stove. The temperature needs to reach 500 degrees F to have the wood break down and produce heat. Full combustion of the gases will occur at 1100 degrees F, and temperatures should be made to burn these gases. On the Other: Stove Accessories If a catalytic combustor is being used, temperatures around 500 to 600 degrees F will adequately give a hotter and cleaner burn. The combustor can provide the help in burning the gases from the wood. Bottom Line For wood combustion the temperature needs to get to at least 500 degrees F with a maximum of 1100 to 1200 degrees F. What is best and how this occurs is determined by the stove being used. (MORE)
Soot is oily ash. (The oil id from the burned wax.) Use the product Goo Gone on it, and it should come clean.
to let air flow in Thir are 2 on top and 2 on the bottom, what is the dfference
Not a good idea. Some varieties of sumac contain the same toxic chemical as poison oak.
Wood burning cookstoves are still made. They are rather expensive, but still available. One source (one of many possible sources) is Lehman's. This is a company in Kidron OH that sells various non-electric products. You can find them in an internet search. Used wood cookstoves may sometimes be found… at auctions, etc. (MORE)
NO!!! Tanilised wood is another term for lumber that has been chemically treated to resist rot and insects. The chemical used are CCA- copper, chrome, and arsenic. Chrome and Arsenic are especially toxic, and this wood is no longer sold in the US for "Consumer contact" lumber, such as decks, handrai…ls, etc. Burning this wood in a wood stove or fireplace can expose you to very high levels of toxic metals. Illness or death is a strong possibility. Respiratory protection (a respirator or mask) should be worn when cutting or sanding this wood, and wash hands after handling it. (MORE)
Some wood burning stoves are made of enameled steel, but the enamel is applied at the factory. The enamel is actually a form of glass, which is applied to the steel as a powder and then melted and fused on in an oven or kiln at a very high temperature. It is not the kind of thing that can be done in… the home. (MORE)
That is one of the few woods that may NOT be a good idea to burn in quantity. They contain a natural toxin, known as Grayanotoxin. It has a potential to cause health problems, including hallucinations. I know of no actual cases of harm caused by burning the wood- it is usually from honey derived f…rom the flowers- but I think I would pass on it. (MORE)
The ideal firewood ? DRY hardwood- such as oak, hickory, ash, that has been cut and allowed to dry for 12 months. Green wood, and pine/spruce/fir will produce a lot of creosote- which coats the inside of the chimney and smoke pipes- creating a fire hazard. The worst would be a toxic wood- such as po…ison oak, sumac, or pressure treated wood. Older treated lumber was treated with a mix of Chrome, Copper, and Arsenic. (MORE)
You will need to check with the maker of YOUR stove. Some may be changed from wood to coal by changing the grates and/or firebrick. Others are not constructed of a grade of steel that will permit it.
These kind of pollutants are called fumaroles which are released by the form of fumes - (Carbon monoxide (CO) )
If by green you mean undried, unseasoned- yes- but it will not burn as well, as will produce more creosote than dry wood. More chimney cleaning. HOWEVER, if by green you mean treated lumber, no. Much as that was treated with arsenic and chrome to preserve it from rot and insects, and the smoke fro…m that is VERY unhealthy. (MORE)
Yes. The reverse is not always true (no coal in a wood stove) If you burn wood in a coal burning stove, it is not advisable to burn coal in that same stove. The problem is that the wood puts creosote into the chimney, which has to be cleaned out. When you switch back to coal, the gas from the coal… may be hot enough to ignite the creosote, even if the coating is relatively light, causing a flue fire. (MORE)
SOME stoves are rated as wood AND coal. Coal burns much hotter than wood. If used in a stove designed for wood ONLY, it will cause the stove to be damaged- parts will warp, break, or melt. Not good.
In my view, the wood pellets which are made from the differentagro-wastes and forestry wastes are the hottest wood all over theworld. And owning one pellet machine is a best choice. I have found pellets to be so expensive as to be more costly thangas, especially when you add the extra most insurance… carriers askfor. The hottest burning wood I know of is hedge, aka osage orange.It burns so hot it will melt the grates out of a stove not builtfor coal, and if you give it too much air, will melt your wholestove. 2nd Answer: Hickory and Oak are probablyyour best bet. (MORE)
Hardwood (oak, maple, cherry) that has been dried for at least a year is about the only kinds one should burn. Even with seasoned firewood, your chimney should be cleaned at the end of the season and the beginning. This also will inspect it to make sure it is okay. Always have a fire department chec…k before using the wood stove or fire place! Any questions you may have they can answer. Ken (former firefighter) (MORE)
Depends on the stove, age, and condition. Sort of like asking the value of a car- a LOT more information is needed. A cheap steel stove may be $100. An airtight soapstove stone may be closer to $1000. A cast iron kitchen range in excellent condition could be $1500.
Yes, but do not expect them to do well. Pellets are intended for use in a pellet stove- spacing, surface area, and air movement are wrong for a standard wood stove- and they are a bit pricey.
Try something strong but simple first. Vinegar work well with all kinds of stuff. good luck
Hope this article may help you: Types of Firewood You can Burn in Your Wood Stove
Not a good idea. Some varieties of sumac contain the same toxic chemical as poison oak.
Any hardwood that is not chemically treated, coated or paintedwould be OK. I hope it is just scrap though, 'cause decent cherryis expensive to buy and desevers better than being burned! ;-)
That would be dangerous, but yeah try it. A fireplace would be better. If it is dry, there is not reason why not. I hope you are not referring to the foliage, just the stem and trunk.
Online-ebay, craigs list, amazon. Other than that you will have to find someone who will want one, no stores will buy them really.
The bricks are fire bricks that isolate the flame from the surrounding metal of the stove. Missing bricks will cause hot spots in the firebox. Over time the excessive heat will start to break down the metal and may eventually lead to a burn through. This will render your wood stove unusable as combu…stion air will be drawn in through the hole. This will lead to no control over the flame as there is now by using the control damper. (MORE)
Cast Iron Wood Burning Stoves are a classical and popular method of baking. You can clean this type of stove by using a sponge to get the dust off, and then hosing the stove with water, and then soft brushing it.
Burning poison oak (or poison ivy or poison sumac) can release the urushiol , which is the oily substance in poisonoak that many (but not all) people have strong reactions to. Worse,the urushiol will be carried in the smoke from the fire, and itwill get into the lungs of anyone who breathes in the s…moke. If youthink that having poison oak on your arms and legs is bad, justimagine having that poison oak reaction on the inside of yourlungs. Bottom line: do not ever burn poison oak. (MORE)
I'm trying to decide which is the best stove to install in my newhome and I can't settle on which to choose - a wood burning ormulti-fuel stove. From some research I've done online, wood burningstoves seem to be very popular, can anyone tell me why they are? Has anyone got a wood burning stove here?… (MORE)