Oh before you answer....please be gentle I am a wood stove virgin... I bought a Mid-moe for my cabin but have yet to install it. However, after reading several posts on burn times and other issues I have a couple of, what most of you will think will be, common sense questions. 1. How does one empty the ashes and how often out of a Mid-moe? (I don't see an ash pan just fire brick in the fire box.) 2. Without an ash pan how does one keep the thing lit 24/7 without having a stove full of ashes? Base your answers on the assumption I am burning well seasoned wood, oak, ash, poplar, maple, etc. Also, if I go to bed at say 11:00pm and wake up around 7:00am will I have a flame, coals, or nothingâ€¦. Chances are I will be up at some point of the night watering mother earth after a night of fermented grains so I could put another log or two on. Cheers!