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Old 27 November 2014, 09:55   #1
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Gone live with our woodburner for the first time this week.

I managed to muck the glass up quite badly through numptiness. It was a proving pain to clean off. Mrs M reminded that the Hetas installer recommended damp newspaper and ash from the ash pan.

Blimey! Works a treat.
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Figures. Wood ash and water = Lye*, a very caustic cleaner of yesteryear. I use a damp cloth with a squirt of kitchen degreaser, which is??? Caustic! If you work on warm glass, it's even faster. Quick polish with the Daily Mail and you're done!


*Mostly sodium hydroxide
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Quick polish with the Daily Mail and you're done!

Does it come in rag form?

West Briton for my buffin'.
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If you've a decent burner, open up the valves fully and ramp up the heat to maximum once a week or so and anything on the glass will burn off. I've had our clearview completely coated in thick black gue having had damp logs in overnight when we've shut the valves so it will start up again in the morning.

You shouldn't ever need to clean the glass..... unless you've a crap burner.
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Gone live with our woodburner for the first time this week.

Feck me you'll be getting that new fangled electric stuff down there next
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our clearview
Bedajim said that Clearview woodburners were shite.

I splashed out at our local stove emporium Trago Mills on a top notch jobbie.
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unless you've a crap burner.
But the OP stated that he had a wood burner? Which is a wasted opportunity, IMO.

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But the OP stated that he had a wood burner? Which is a wasted opportunity, IMO.

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If you have no life, there are hours of fun to be had squashing and drying all sorts of 'crap' into burny bricks.
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However H-P did have a point about the "valves" (damper mechanisms). Burning damp wood or smokey fuels will soot up the glass. Even smokeless fuel like very dry wood or anthracite will do this if the dampers are kept closed for long periods. A good burn at a high temperature will burn a lot of the crap off, making a quick clean easier.

I'm without decent timber at the mo', so I'm firing the boiler in Chateau willk on lignite. I even get a bit of second hand heat from the ranting of the Ecowarriors at the gates ;-/
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Had Sycamore and pine split and stored for 4/5 years. It's going well.

The stove has primary and secondary controls. The secondary keeps the glass clean in theory. Getting the hang of it.

I'm hoping that the WB/AGA combined, pushed about by the MVHR will suffice and I'll not have to involve the fossil fuel devouring Worcester often.
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