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Basic Outdoor Wood Furnace Maintenance Tips It’s undeniable – an outdoor wood furnace is costly. But don’t let that intimidate you. It’s a long-term investment and lasts even longer with proper care. The following are essential tips for outdoor wood furnace maintenance: Regular Cleaning
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Depending on the amount of wood you burn, the unit must be cleaned out monthly at least, sometimes more recurrently. There are units that come with an inbuilt auger system that is used to get rid of the ashes. But auger usually just removes the ashes around it and not those that are stuck to the sides.
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When it’s cleaning time, the fire should be allowed to burn down to but a few hot coals. All the hot coals have to be moved to one side of the firebox with the use of a shovel. Scoop the ashes out and into a metal garbage bin. When you have cleaned one side of the firebox, get the hot coals, pushing them to the opposite side of the firebox and removing all ashes remaining. When this step is done, you will have an ash-ree firebox with a few hot coals to restart your fire easily. Putting the ashes in a metal garbage container allows them to cool safely, and you can spread them in your garden (or anywhere you want) a few days later. Water Treatment The water inside the unit has to be treated so that corrosion can be prevented. Untreated water drastically reduces the lifespan of your unit. There are various companies offering water treatment services nowadays. For a lot of people, tinted water treatment is preferable. The tinted treatment is added until the water in the unit develops a similar tint. As soon as this happens, the process is done. Just keep an eye on water’s color, and, if necessary, add more treatment. Other treatments work as well, such as those where you use a test kit to make sure the water is treated properly. You decide which treatment you want to use as it is all a matter of preference. Whatever method you choose, just be sure the water is treated well. It’s also important to maintain the right water volume in the unit to prevent damage. The furnace must have a gauge that lets you check the water level easily. Prevention of Corrosion Units mostly have an anode rod accessible above the furnace. Because it is the target of rust and corrosion, the water jacket is spared. Anode rods are generally used in water heaters and have the same purpose – to increase the unit’s lifespan. The anode rod must be inspected at least once yearly, ensuring it has remained in good shape. If it’s not, replacing it is easy.