Gerry Parent wrote:Staci that looks totally amazing! What a great finish.
I love your barrel tree. A great way to disguise it during the off season.
I was wondering if you could give a few tidbits of your experiences in regards to some of the things I remember you having problems with over the years and how you solved or lived with them: smoke back, plaster cracking etc. and also things you may change or recommend to others.
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