If you have a wood stove, you have probably experienced the annoyance of the pipe running from the stove to the outside of the house filling up with ash. Maybe the pipe has gotten so clogged that you can’t use the stove anymore. Don’t let your wood stove pipe clog up, read on to find out how to remove it.
What is the function of the pipe?
The pipe is what carries the heat from the fire to the chimney. This is important when you are cooking with a wood stove because it will ensure that the stove is able to heat up the entire room. The pipe is also used to provide a draft to the chimney. This will help to circulate the heat and prevent the chimney from getting clogged up.
What causes a clogged stove pipe?
A clogged stove pipe is usually caused by a buildup of soot and creosote. Creosote is a byproduct of burning wood and it can cause a clogged pipe by blocking off the oxygen supply. Creosote can also be caused by smoking. If you have a stove that does not have an exhaust fan, you will need to remove the stove pipe to remove creosote. It is a good idea to remove the stove pipe to clean it when you have time. It may be a good idea to clean the stove pipe every few months to prevent clogs from forming.
How to remove wood stove pipe
First, you should turn off the gas to the stove. Then, you need to locate the pipe that leads from the stove to the exterior of the house. It will be a long tube and will be attached to the wall. Once you’ve found it, you need to cut the pipe off with a hacksaw. You can use a reciprocating saw and cut the pipe from both sides of the pipe. If the pipe is too thick, you may need to use a pipe cutter. When you’re finished, you can cap the end of the pipe with a cap, glue it, or use a caulk gun to seal it.
I’ve been wanting to make my own wood stove pipe for a while now, but was a little intimidated. I’m glad to say that it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. All you need to do is find some old redwood planks and a few tools. I found that using the spade end of a shovel was the best tool to use when removing the top layer of the redwood. You can also use a crowbar or a screwdriver. Be careful when you’re removing the wooden planks because they’re fairly brittle. You can’t just pull them off like you can with a metal pipe. You’ll find that it’s easier to pull the plank off if you use a crowbar or a screwdriver. Once you’ve removed the wooden planks, you’ll have to cut the rest of the redwood. You can use a hacksaw, a hand saw, or a power saw. The best tool to use is the power saw. I found that a cordless electric saw was best for this job.