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Offline wooley

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Cleaning creosote
« on: April 09, 2017, 10:53:27 am »
So, my final trip of the season had me having to use rather low quality softwoods for the majority of the trip; there was a lack of decent hardwood around. Consequently, I had a greater-than-expected build up of creosote glaze in my pipes.
Generally, what little I get removes well after a final burn and scrape at home. This time....not so much.

Any remedy you folks have...commercial or DIY?

MIKE
 
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Re: Cleaning creosote
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2017, 11:15:49 am »
I spent over an hour last Fall trying to get two nesting pipes apart that were welded together by creosote. Worse yet, these were ti pipes, so I didn't want wreck them by pounding on them.  If anyone has a simple solution for how to get stuck pipes apart, I'd sure like to hear it.

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Re: Cleaning creosote
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2017, 11:56:29 am »
One word for both of you, HEAT....

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Re: Cleaning creosote
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2017, 01:28:31 pm »
I spent over an hour last Fall trying to get two nesting pipes apart that were welded together by creosote. Worse yet, these were ti pipes, so I didn't want wreck them by pounding on them.  If anyone has a simple solution for how to get stuck pipes apart, I'd sure like to hear it.

Hoop has a good video demo here:

https://youtu.be/m1aOosHip-w


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Re: Cleaning creosote
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2017, 06:16:59 pm »
So, my final trip of the season had me having to use rather low quality softwoods for the majority of the trip; there was a lack of decent hardwood around. Consequently, I had a greater-than-expected build up of creosote glaze in my pipes.
Generally, what little I get removes well after a final burn and scrape at home. This time....not so much.

Any remedy you folks have...commercial or DIY?

MIKE
 

What about one of those chimney sweeping wire wheels? 

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/imperial-pellet-stove-brush-4-in-0642833p.html#srp

or

https://www.princessauto.com/en/search?Dy=1&Nty=1&Ntt=chimney+brush

Get a coupling nut and a short length of all-thread and place in a portable drill and have at it. 

Cheers

Brian

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Re: Cleaning creosote
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2017, 06:32:39 pm »
Generally, what little I get removes well after a final burn and scrape at home. This time....not so much.
MIKE
 

I have never seen glaze such as this.
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