Stove Pipe build up

mfllood3800

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So what do you guys do to clean the stove pipe soot?

I try to scrape it but it is getting on there pretty good now and like a slury layer rather than the normal chunks I could just flick off w/knife

I imagine this will out weigh the pipe after a while
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I have a toothbrush size wire brush I have been hitting the inside with as I roll it up. I just knock it down a bit. Seems like it works.
 
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I've been running a course sanding disk quickly across it when ever I roll it up, but the slury is getting pretty thick at the stove body end.

So is that Trisodium Phosphate similar to regular chimney cleaner log material?

I have one of those in my garage some where, but never thought about that - duhh
 
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just looked up the trisodium phosphate- appears it is a cleaner to better prep surfaces you're going to paint.
 

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I've never experienced this much creosote in a titanium pipe in camp (but haven't used it for more than 2 nights at a time though, and always nice dry wood). For my home stove, I take the pipe outside and stand it up but over the edge of a brick or something so there's plenty of air below it, loosely wad newspapers in it, and light it at the ground end. Turns that sticky creosote to a crust that flakes off when you smack the outside of the pipe with your hand. Wouldn't work in a backpacking situation, but would be fine in a base camp situation near your vehicle if you took along a supply of paper.
 

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i always use a metal brush when i'am back of my trips,i put weight on both ends,pipe foil is while open and i clean it with the brush.

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thx guys
My stuff is caked on where the sand paper wont affect it. Will try the newspaper burn idea and hit it while its still warm
 

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What kind of wood are you burning down there in Utah? Burning pine and spruce here I get a little creosote build up but an extremely hot fire burns most of it out then rolling the pipe to pack it the left over residue crumbles and falls off.
 
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My wood is aspen and pine

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