A cool tool for ash removal

MnDave Posted By MnDave, Dec 27, 2012 at 12:21 AM

  1. BrowningBAR

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    That sounds way too elaborate.

    In the morning, empty ashes. Whether the stove is 150 or 450. Insert shovel, shake off coals, dump in bucket. Repeat.

    It takes about a minute or two.
     
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  2. rkofler

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    Hope you don't hold a patent on this, I clearly violated it. Haven't used in stove yet, but worked great spreading rock salt this morning.
     

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  3. Dyno625

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    Nice, I have actually thought mine would work better with a few more holes.
     
  4. farmerblue

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    The fire box on my wood boiler and my wood stove are wide.
    If I plan on cleaning the ashes
    move all the coals and ashes to one side
    move a layer of coals back to the clean side
    place a split with the thick side toads the coals and stack a few small to medium splits on it
    move more coals on top of the wood pile
    I give it about an hour than clean out the ash pile

    That's how my granddad did cleaned out his wood stove for years. I do use a shovel with holes in it. I toss the ashes in a steel 5 gallon bucket with lid.

    I have never thought of using the coals for cooking, but when I dump the can I pick up the chunks and toss them back in the stove. Most of the time I do not find many chunks in the ashes.
     
  5. joecool85

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    I have a 1.1 cubic ft stove and that's how I do it...
     

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