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Author Topic: What is the best kind of cleaner to remove creosote on outside of stove?  (Read 103 times)

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I have a stove that I need to clean some creosote off the powder coating that leaked out the door. What works best to get it all off without leaving stains behind?
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Here's what I use but be cautious as it will wreak havoc on that sticker right under your loading door.
Why is it dripping anyway?
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I had the same thing, I wasn’t paying close enough attention and had a tiny piece of bark caught in the gasket. Cleaned it off and eventually the seal “self healed”. I caught it before it dried on too bad, regular ole mean green cleaned it off.
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Here's what I use but be cautious as it will wreak havoc on that sticker right under your loading door.
Why is it dripping anyway?
What is it that you use?
It was a combination of door being a little out of adjustment, some junk stuck on flange and running in the spring when it was really wet and humid so it idled a lot. Also I was burning up some scrap wood that was stored outside so it was wetter than usual.
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I've heard Purple Power works..
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I guess the pic didn't work before
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Do they sell that fireplace cleaner at any normal stores or would I need to order it online?
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I get it at my local hardware store but they order it for me, most stove shops carry it as well.
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Has anyone ever tried grill cleaner? It looks like it should be safer for the paint. The goo in grills is pretty nasty and similar so seems like it should work.
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Re: What is the best kind of cleaner to remove creosote on outside of stove?
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 09:31:15 AM »

I get it at my local hardware store but they order it for me, most stove shops carry it as well.

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