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.
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. "
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 soda 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.
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.
Any petroleum based product should work. WD-40 is one.
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.
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 something 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.
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.
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
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, handrails, 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.
These kind of pollutants are called fumaroles which are released by the form of fumes - (Carbon monoxide (CO) )
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 t…he end of the season and the beginning. This also will inspect it to make sure it is okay. Always have a fire department check before using the wood stove or fire place! Any questions you may have they can answer. Ken (former firefighter)
Hope this article may help you: Types of Firewood You can Burn in Your Wood Stove
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 wil…l start to break down the metal and may eventually lead to a burn through. This will render your wood stove unusable as combustion 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.
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 w…ith water, and then soft brushing it.