If there is one thing I can tell you about this experience it is; you need to know what you are doing ahead of time. I must stress that we didn't know, and we made some mistakes on our first try.
Step one: always start at the bottom.
When you embark on your journey, don't do what we did.
|Starting at the top.|
|Realizing we would need to clean the debris.|
|Creosote plugging up the wood stove vent hole. No bueno.|