Cleaning your flue pipe
A huge thank you to LumberingShenanigans for creating this awesome walkthrough video covering the cleaning procedure:
You will need a brush and enough handle sections to match the length of your flue system.
(Here are the brush and handles).
Our brush kit comes with a 5-foot long handle. If you require more than 5 feet, you can simply add as many additional 5-foot sections as you need.
After one week of use you should check your flue pipe to see the rate of creosote buildup. If it is clean, you can check back in another week. Keep checking until you determine that the flue pipe needs to be cleaned. This will allow you to establish your cleaning schedule.
When the stove is cold, look inside and up at the ceiling where you will see two screws, one in each plate. Loosen the screws using a pair of pliers and/or a vice grip (or a screw driver if the heads of the screws have not deformed from the high heat). Once loose, they can be pushed up and dropped down (please see the Replacing The Baffles page here).
Next; remove your steel cap. Pass your brush down the entire length of flue pipe. The buildup will fall into your stove, which you can then scoop out (some may get into the secondary combustion channel, which you can just brush off).
Once clean, you can place the cap back on and re-install the baffles as you found them. Tighten the screws to secure them in place and you can once again use your stove.
After determining your cleaning schedule, you should follow it and clean the flue pipe regularly.