How can you clean the soot off your wood burning stove and surrounding bricks?

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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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How do you get soot off of bricks?

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.

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How do you replace fire brick in wood stove?

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