[Homestead] Cleaning a wood stove
Jerry W. Shepperd
shepperd at austincc.edu
Sun Oct 21 00:10:50 EDT 2007
We have had a Country Flame cast iron fireplace insert for 20
years. Instructions say to use a wire brush to clean off soot.
At 08:47 PM 10/20/2007, you wrote:
>I bought a used Franklin Fireplace. It is cast iron on the top and
>front, sheet steel on the back. Would have preferred all cast iron,
>but this is what came to me.
>Anyway, there is some soot on the outside back of it, where the sheet
>steel meets the cast iron. There is a space there that had been sealed
>off. Obviously there is some leakage there. I got some gasket material
>and some stove cement to reseal this off, but want to clean the soot
>off first. What's the best thing to use to clean the soot off? I need
>to keep things as dry as possible so I don't make rust.
>Rob - Va
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