Learning The Secrets About Installations

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Basic Tips for Maintaining Outdoor Wood Furnaces Let’s admit it – owning an outdoor wood furnace is expensive. But don’t worry. 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. Some units are equipped with an auger system that utilizes auger for eliminating the ashes. But auger usually only removes those ashes around it and leaves those which are stuck to the sides.
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During clean out time, the fire must be allowed to reduce to a few hot coals. Using a shovel, move all the hot coals to one side of the firebox. Scoop out the ashes and place them in a garbage bin made of metal. Once one side of the firebox has been cleaned, push the hot coals towards the opposite side of the firebox, then remove all ashes that have remained. 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 It is important to treat the water inside the unit so as to prevent corrosion. Untreated water can substantially diminish your unit’s longevity. 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. At this point, the process is considered complete. You just need to watch the color of the water, adding more treatment as needed. There are other treatments that work too, such as one where a test kit is needed to check if the water has been treated properly. It is all a question of preference, so the decision on which treatment to use, is entirely in your hands. Just make sure the water is properly treated, whatever treatment you choose. There should also be enough water inside your unit to prevent damage. The furnace must have a gauge that lets you check the water level easily. Corrosion Prevention Most units come with an anode rod that is accessible on the top portion of the furnace. It is the target of rust and corrosion, thus sparing the water jacket. Anode rods are generally used in water heaters and have the same purpose – to increase the unit’s lifespan. The anode rod has to be checked once a year at least to make sure it is still in good condition. If not, replacement is easy.