Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Check Your Chimney, Scratch It Down!

 We had a warm, dry, January day, so it was time to clean the chimney. Wear your oldest coat, grab your leather gloves, and be careful getting off and on the ladder.

Let your fire cool down and cover it with ashes. If your flue is above your pile of coals you will have a stinky, smoky mess when the creosote comes down. Remove all the coals from your stove if this applies! Scratch down your flue several times and clean all of the creosote from your stove before rekindling your fire.

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