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Im off grid-ish here and lots of other stuff vying for attention, so could use a little boost--what should I be looking up for handling ash buildup in my #10 can style rocket stove...? It barely boiled two kettles of water so far.  It's only for cooking, and mainly proof of concept.  I keep finding info for heaters, I'm not trying to heat people just soup.  

The design is more or less the approveccio one except I couldn't get a rectangular big can, just a #10.  (We have a rectangular can that had paint remover... isn't that rather toxic even after burning out the paint remover?)

I'm probably doing a lot else wrong, but it's temporary and operating in rural area.  Just trying to show people we can do things without propane, using our surplus of twigs.

Thanks so much!

 
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Ok, getting it lit directions I googled worked but only with putting biomass in the top down the chimney, so that's a part of why it got so stuffed up.  And to use pitch wood (ashy and creosotey, I gather)

Is there a better way to get it going?
 
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Tear up birch bark into little shreds said a guy who's started a lot of fires.  Will give it a try tomorrow!
 
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