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Does burning an aluminum can remove creosote?
Last Updated: 10th May, 2020
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Simply so, will a hot fire remove creosote?
A hot fire will burn out any creosote that may have formed overnight. They either burned the creosote before it could accumulate or kept the chimney temperature above 250ºF so that the smoke escaped without its gases condensing. The burn was controlled by the amount of wood in the stove.
Similarly, what happens when you burn an aluminum can? Aluminum cans require a very hot fire in order to burn. Because they are so thin, the metal often oxidizes and chars. This makes it unusable to metal workers and difficult for campers to transport. Dust from damaged aluminum cans can be a fire danger.
Similarly, you may ask, what will dissolve creosote?
Creosote is a yellowed, greasy liquid that is not easy cleaned by brushing. Creosote can be dissolved in two ways; directly spraying the creosote with specific chemicals or burning specially-treated logs. Fresh or green wood is the biggest cause of creosote in your chimney.
Do chimney cleaning logs really work?
Getting back to the question of “do those chimney sweeping logs really work?” the first part of the answer is yes, they do work – to some extent. These types of logs contain a chemical catalyst with can reduce the early stages of creosote buildup up to 60% with repeated use.