Sadly 10+ gals is not that uncommon. There is one place we take 20 to 30 gals out every year. The most i ever took out of a chimney was about 65 gals. We now clean that place every year and get 15 to 20 a year.20 gallons of creosote is hard to believe. They are very lucky that stuff didn't catch on fire. That's a lot of fuel.
Allot but even with modern stoves this website really is not an accurate representation of how most woodburners run their stoves.Wow! How many of these dino',s do you still get to see? At least its getting replaced. May be interesting getting them up to speed on the modern unit
Wow, last 2 sweeping I came up with a grand 3/4 cup of dust.Sadly 10+ gals is not that uncommon. There is one place we take 20 to 30 gals out every year. The most i ever took out of a chimney was about 65 gals. We now clean that place every year and get 15 to 20 a year.
The lady with this stove just got the house when her father died. We have been working on the stove for years but she just ordered a regency 5100 to replace this beast.
Now that I can understand. In my youth we had to clean out decades of soot from the breach for live coal boilers at Wingdale, NY. The duct connecting to the huge brick chimney was big enough for a semi to drive thru. We put in a temporary huge exhaust blower, cut thru the roof and tied that into the breach. Then we had to weld in plates to block the the breech so that it could be vacuumed and repaired. Want to know what it's like to have to go into 20' of soot? It took days to wash that stuff out.Replaced two old oil fired boilers in a machine shop once. The pipes and chimney were clogged nearly shut. Made a horrible mess.