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  1. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    I got home at 4:30 today took my ash pan outside to my metal pail that sits on cinder blocks out in the yard. Its windy and snowy, I dumped it and went back in. Its now 6:55, 2 1/2 hours later, turned on the spotlight to check out the snowfall, and I see smoke. I walk over, and theres a coal bed of smoldering leaves. I quick hooked up the hose and sprayed the whole area, even though it is wet out and snowing. Just goes to show you can never be too careful.

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  2. wingsfan

    wingsfan Feeling the Heat

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    Thats for sure,
  3. My Oslo heats my home

    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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    Thats incredible. I wonder if it would have really gotten away had you not looked outside later on?? Where did the leaves come from?
  4. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    That's why I hose down my ash pile after every dumping.
  5. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I have had a peace of carpet catch fire on me out in my snowy yard one year because of ashes.
  6. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    I just wanted to peak at the first snow. Glad I did. Leaves were in the edge of the woods, in my compost pile. Was windy, ember must have went airborne.
  7. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    Agreed, however, these went straight into my pail. Crazy!
  8. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    That's what you get for trying to carpet your backyard!
  9. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    That'll get you every time you try to carpet it. I finally gave up and grew grass.

    Matt
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  10. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Just curious, do you have a lid on the outside pail and the ember flew out when you were dumping your ashes into the outside bin? Or is it uncovered?

    Damn glad you caught it before there was an issue. Can't be too careful. Thanks for the reminder.

    pen
  11. Dairyman

    Dairyman Feeling the Heat

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    I'm thinking concrete painted green, never have to mow and non combustible.
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  12. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    Yes, the pail has a lid, it either happened when I was dumping the ash pan or while I was walking out to the pail, not sure.
  13. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    That's a kick in the teeth.

    pen
  14. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    It was really just a peace of foam or something that i had left over from a project.
  15. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like a cover story!
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  16. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    The trees maybe? :rolleyes:
  17. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    Funny savage! :p
  18. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    Take nothing for granted. Just one more eye opener to the risk of doing what we love.
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