I burn fir alder and maple mostly and clean the flue every other year. The trick I use is to burn only dry wood and once a week heat it up to about 600F. Turns the creosote into a fine ash and makes my toes toasty. Our place is only eight hundred square feet and very well insulated. Oh, I knock most of the bark off the splits and use the barky stuff for the fire pit out back.
Reply To: Wood Burning Questiongarydavis2016-12-25T06:39:01-07:00