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General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Cleaning firebox
« on: October 19, 2022, 09:15:54 AM »
Just curious if anyone here has ever used or thought to use a pneumatic needle gun to go after the creosote inside the fire box??  I've had my CB 760 HDX for three years now.  I've cleaned the corners of the fire box and the air tube channel out by using a chisel and hammer.  I don't like the idea of taking a hammer and chisel to the fire box, but I don't have a better way to clean it out. 

I've been using a pneumatic needle gun to clean rust off my Chiller end bells at work when I lay them up for the winter.  I had the idea of using the same needle gun to clean the creosote.  I can't think of a reason why this wouldn't work.  I plan on trying it this coming weekend.  If it works, I'll let you guys know.  Just wondering if anyone has tried this method before I run a 100' air hose and a compressor out to the boiler and find out I got my hopes up for nothing... 

Central Boiler / boiler not going into high?
« on: February 11, 2021, 10:51:08 AM »
Howdy gentlemen.  Question for any other 760 HDX owners out there.  I loaded my boiler up this morning and left for work.  had 3 or 4 pieces of wood in there from last night with a decent amount of coal bed.  Just noticed that the water temp took a nose dive after I loaded it and never recovered.  In looking at my FireStar log, it seems that the fan went from medium to low and never tried to ramp back up.  Just sat at low for 7 hours.  my wife sent me pictures of the reaction chamber and it's pretty full of ash (been lazy this last week during the cold snap).  I'm wondering if this furnace can tell there is a lack of air flow and not go to high mode?  I would think when the temp didn't recover after I loaded it up, eventually it would try to go to high.  I caught the water temp at 119 degrees, and I have the wife out there cleaning the ashes and keeping an eye on it until I can get home.  Any thoughts?

General Discussion / Black Ants
« on: April 05, 2017, 04:45:46 AM »
What do you guys do when you split a round open and it's full of dormant black ants??  I usually toss it off to the side for fear those buggers will infect the rest of my wood pile.  Is this warranted?  Or are they so weak from hibernation to find a new home and just die off?   

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