Removing tar from door catch of stove.

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Removing tar from door catch of stove.

Post by adam2 »

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Neighbour has purchased a secondhand wood stove. In good general condition apart from a build up of some hard material, possibly tar, on the inside of the door catch. This prevents proper operation.

How best to remove this ? WD 40 ? or is some specialist material made for this purpose. A fleabay search only finds materials to clean the glass of a stove.
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Re: Removing tar from door catch of stove.

Post by PS_RalphW »

Vinegar or lemon juice would probably work better. It is tar that builds up on the glass too. If it has a lot of tar the burner is either a poor design or has been operated inefficiently.
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