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Seems to work as intended on an antique wood-burner.
on 12 August 2015
This seems to work pretty well on our very large wood-burner stove.
Room inside the thing for a small dog kennel - and a dog with puppies.
So the chimney does clog up over time.
I say 'seem' because we have yet to send anyone (or anything) up the chimney to find out, it's not easy to access.
But the stove just hasn't been drawing well and even in summertime we do occasionally need it here.
Long story short, we have had a pack of these Zip Soot Reducers, used them as directed on five occasions (they recommend two packs at a time) and the chimney does seemingly draw better now.
So at a fiver for the box of 10 tiny sachets (delivered), it's a pound a pop, roughly.
Seems fair value for a result.
They also recommend using two sachets weekly as a regular treatment to prevent further heavy deposits, and that annual sweeping is advisable. Not sure about the weekly treatment, but annual sweeping is a must for our beast.
It's hard to be certain of anything with this cantankerous old stove that once melted-down its aluminium chimney flue-liner into an interesting modern sculpture that appeared in the deepest ashes one spring morning.
But after several fires it really does appear to be lighting-up and drawing better with far fewer blow-backs - and that is what we wanted.
Plan is to sweep it properly now that we have our own set of rods and a brush, recently arrived from Amazon.
Recommended if your chimney needs the soot reducing.
Safety Note: "Contains Ammonium Chloride, Copper (II) Chloride..." "Harmful if swallowed.... etc... etc..."
Keep it well away from kids and pets. You don't have to open the tiny sachets, but I still wore gloves.