Well I have to say I was lazy last spring.I never went back and cleaned out the ash from last winter
Oh well it looked the same as when i shut it down in the spring.Anyways I shoveled out all the ash and then used my rake a fabricated last year to rake out the gasification chamber and tunnels.Then I did what my buddy told me he does.I fired up the gas powered leaf blower and blew her out!
Boy is that the cats meow to get a stove cleaned out!
I am filthy from it but it worked good.
I know I know pics are required but i don't figure the cloud and haze would have done a camera any good
Maybe you all do this ,but I had never tried it.My buddy swears by it ,and I will use mine for this from now on.Sure saves alot of time and hassle