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Anyone have pictures of their ash?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by shtrdave, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    My ash is dark too! Hmmm, I see what you mean. Doesn't sound right! ;em

    I try to keep my mag setting on the high side and the feed rate as low as I can(keeps tha ash as light as possible). Yet keeping the flame as consistent as I can. I like the trade off though, So darker ash is the least of my worries. While others are poking and prodin there burnpots. I'm sitting there drink brews and watchin the pretty flames. My once a week cleaning is all thats needed and I'll scratch my a** for the rest of the week!
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  2. Bioburner

    Bioburner Moderator Staff Member

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    I should not have flashed my ash. I'm a little over exposed:)
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  3. geek

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    LOL.....:p
  4. mralias

    mralias Minister of Fire

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    So for clarification purposes what makes good ash vs. bad ash?
  5. smoke show

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    For me its the amount. Too much is not good in the ash department...
  6. saladdin

    saladdin Feeling the Heat

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    There such a thing as bad ash?
  7. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Honky!!
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  8. Buc White

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    my ash is alot darker than all the pics posted. burning Easyblaze currently and is far from light in color. very dark grey
  9. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Softwoods can burn blackish if you don't adjust the air/damper or reduce the feed trim. Try tweakin it some to get it close to greyish as you can.

    Don't tell the mrs. But I like lil ashes too! Shhhhh! ;em
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  10. SwineFlue

    SwineFlue Minister of Fire

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    Just picked up a few bags of Powerhouse pellets. Judging by the first bag, I'll be getting plenty of ash this week
  11. mralias

    mralias Minister of Fire

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    Now that the entire 50 shades of grey ash has been beaten to death, what about the weight? How much does your ash weigh?
  12. Salty

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    So if you got a corn stove does that mean you have corn ash?
  13. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    this thread is soooo politically incorrect :)
  14. Salty

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    I been filling a hole in my side yard with ash for 2 years so does that mean I got a big ash hole?
  15. IHATEPROPANE

    IHATEPROPANE Minister of Fire

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    These ash pics are a blend of about six different brands. I like all different kinds of ash...... 2012-11-08_09-14-25_270.jpg 2012-11-08_09-11-47_597.jpg
  16. smoke show

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    nothing wrong with a lil variety.
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  17. ironpony

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    I like a little ash in front of the stove on the carpet too................
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    Careful, a hot ember can cause rug burns.
  19. DexterDay

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    Even my Wife knows I am an Ash Man.


    How many bags is that? That looks like the inside of my Quad now.

    Looks like a real Trooper..
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  20. shtrdave

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    I like a nice hot ash, but not a dry one, then again that is just my preference.
  21. IHATEPROPANE

    IHATEPROPANE Minister of Fire

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    I think somewhere around 16
  22. DexterDay

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    There is a Plate in front of my pot (decorative Sunburst) so that why the ash level in front of pot looks funny.

    I am a few behind you. About a dozen here. The Presto's burn good and Hot, but are an ashy pellet!

    My ashpan is actually full now (sides are not visible because of ash height). But the center of the pan has lots of room). I am trying not to touch it for as long as possible. The ash dump is pulled, well, almost never. I did do it last week. I pulled a clinker from the bottom yesterday. But i want to see what it will take. I went 25 bags between cleanings last year.

    Here are some updated pics. Ash is building up pretty high. Im thinking about leaving the Sunburst out, so the front ash wont try and roll down. To give a little more room before cleaning ;)

    2012-11-08_17-44-27_140.jpg 2012-11-08_17-44-10_928.jpg
  23. neksteve

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    my ashes are black as can be. the fire box has a whites film of ash on the back plate and burn pot but all the rest is a black ash. i have used 3 different types and all look the same. My stove is a englander (summers heat) 25
  24. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    What are your bottom 3 buttons set at? LBA/LFF/AOT?

    Sounds like to much fuel amd not enough air? Or DSS (dirty stove syndrome). ;)

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