David Huang wrote:
Regarding the annual clean out of built up ash I just made a post on my blog documenting the various things I tried as I'm working to learn what will be the best way for me to do this, as well as showing pictures of how much build up I had and where it was located in the system. It might be of interest to some here. https://theartisthomestead.com/being-a-chimney-sweep-with-a-rocket-mass-heater/
Satamax Antone wrote:Hi Staci.
Is your cleanout under a chimney which was in use before?
Because i find your ashes a bit dark.
Gerry Parent wrote:You could say it 'brownifies' everything. It is a hardening oil so it gives a solidness to the surface which takes quite a bit of abuse. It also makes the surface water resistant.
A little info on other types of oils: Drying oils
Satamax Antone wrote:Stacy, get yourself an ash bucket like this