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Are those ashes hot?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by mralias, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. mralias

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  2. Lousyweather

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    since its NEVER the owner's fault, the stupid dealer obviosuly was remiss in telling them that ashes can be hot, and not throw hot ash in anything flammable, like a pizza box on the porch, etc......stoopid dealers!
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  3. Delta-T

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    how can a pizza box be flammable? it says "caution hot" right on the side....clearly an indication of inflammabilty...no?;)
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  6. mralias

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    you mean we all dont keep our methane hydrate in a safe place? I know I do......
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    Makes you wonder how they made it all season long...
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    So when the snow is gone, I have to find a new place to dump ashes? Huh, that's stupid
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    Guess that's why I use a metal bucket to empty ashes into metal garbage can to be spread around later... much later.
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    I wait at LEAST 3 hours after shut off before vacuuming my stove out. its cold to the touch by then. I set my thermostat to 55 degrees sunday at 4am so that by the time I wake up, the stove has been off for a few hours already and its ready to be cleaned out. Then it goes in my metal ash vac. It stays there, on my stone mantel for the rest of the day while i'm home. If it does catch fire, its basically in the fireplace already and surrounded by stone and brick and i'm home to boot it out if necessary. When I leave, I dump it out in the garden area. which is all dirt in the winter. Never had an issue. Not even a 'smoker'.
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    I try to allow the stove to cool off at least a hour or so before cleaning, but in the dead of winter this is not possible.
    I place the ashes in a plastic 5 gallon bucket and just as soon as I am done, I spread them on the wet ground away from the house.

    I never leave ashes in a bucket indoors, never, never, never.
    I really do not understand why folks can't get the idea through their heads that these ashes may have a hot ember/s that can cause a fire. ?????????????????

    I use one of my 6 gallon buckets that we pack shells up to the stove as my cleaning bucket. Then dump the ashes and pack a full bucket of shells back up stairs.

    Also, one should never use the vacuum to suck out a stove thats not been cold for quite a while, especially and not store the vacuum cleaner in the house.

    Stupid is the cause of these mishaps, not a failure of the dealer or the manufacture.

    Snowy
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    Hey Brian, it's April you burning? I remember you were shooting to snuff the stove on the first..
    Today's was a shytty damp cold day, mines burning!
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    by the time my blowers stop there has NEVER been any hot ash in my stove, pusher type stoves aka "Harmon" are what i see could cause a problem as hot ash is dropped into ash pan and you can remove while stove is running
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    I like to put my ashes in paper bags and put them out on the porch next to my chainsaw gas before I head to work.
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    my ignitor is toast. i'm done burning for the season.
    the oil pig is running as i type this and its 60 in here :(
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    Don't ever count on that top feeder from saving your bacon from a good old fashioned it was out, I swear it, fire, because my x,y, and z never leaves anything hot in the stove when it has turned itself completely off.
  19. bill3rail

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    A man after my own heart! Why worry, that is why we pay the firemen right? Or are they volunteers?

    Seriously now... If I can not wait to clean the stove, I will just dump the ashes from the burn pot and keep them inside the stove until a later time, this way the wife comes home she can just kick on the stove to warm up.

    Bill

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