Cre-Away is a four-component powder that safely and effectively modifies glazed or third-degree creosote so that it can be more easily removed by chimney sweeping. First, a reactive agent neutralizes the slightly acidic creosote, making it less corrosive to metal components and less flammable. Second, a dehydrator absorbs the oils and moisture contained in some forms of creosote. Third, a combustion inhibitor helps reduce the chance of chimney fires. Finally, a magnesium catalyst helps break down third degree creosote when the flue is heated by normal use. The catalyst in Cre-Away turns creosote into a char that can be more easily removed. Cre-Away works best when the flue gases are heated to about 600°F (surface stove pipe temperature about 300°F). Apply Cre-Away directly to the flue (not into the fire) using the one-pound applicator bottle.
Cre-Away can be used to modify third-degree creosote by converting it into a more brittle state that has a different expansion/contraction rate than the flue it is attached to. During heating and cooling cycles, the treated creosote loses its adhesive properties so it can be more easily removed. Creosote and soot build-up in fireplaces or wood stove chimneys can be a fire hazard if it is not properly cleaned and maintained. All chimneys should be inspected and/or cleaned annually by a qualified chimney sweep.
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR USE WITH WOOD STOVES HAVING CATALYTIC COMBUSTORS UNLESS PUT IN BYPASS MODE. If bypass mode is not available, use ACS Anti-Creo-Soot Liquid to treat creosote buildup.
Apply during the heating season to modify glazed creosote, making it easier to remove. Apply Cre-Away after every cleaning to make any remaining stubborn deposits safer and to neutralize the acidity and odors from the creosote.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including quartz, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.