Installing Exhaust Clean Out

This procedure should be done to all stoves anytime a service call is done to them. Tools Needed: 1/8” – 27 NPT tap 21/64” drill bit ¼” wrench ¼” ratchet with 3/8” socket and 6” extension Electric drill 1/8” – 27 brass pipe plug Purpose: The purpose of this procedure is to create a way to clean out the exhaust manifold. This procedure should be done on all model 100 and 110 stoves that do not already have a cleanout installed. The exhaust manifold should be cleaned out once a year minimum, or as needed. Remove the convection plates from inside the stove, this allows the ash to go into the firebox, and then close the door. Remove the pipe plug and use a blower nozzle to blow compressed air (15 psi max.) into the exhaust manifold (an air tank will work well). Be sure the door, exhaust venting, and exhaust fan cleanout are all secured! Replace the plug and vacuum out the exhaust cleanout, venting (unless you have horizontal venting) and firebox. Procedure: Drill a 21/64” hole near the center of the exhaust manifold end cap. You may need to remove the convection fan blower hose on that side. Now use the ¼” ratchet, with the tap in the end, to tap the hole you just drilled. A pipe tap has a taper to it, you should run the tap in about ½ way. Now install the 1/8” pipe plug and tighten with the ¼” wrench.

Tools Needed
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Untouched exhaust manifold
TSB-000 110_Installing the 110 Exhaust Manifold Clean Out TSB

Drill 21/64” hole in exhaust manifold

Tap hole in exhaust manifold

Install 1/8” – 27 NPT brass plug

If you have any problems contact: Justin Thompson Technical Support Manager 877-500-2800 x1046 justint@bixbyenergy.com

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TSB-000 110_Installing the 110 Exhaust Manifold Clean Out TSB