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Ash Bucket..........

Post in 'The Gear' started by WoodMann, Nov 29, 2008.

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  1. Hansson

    Hansson Feeling the Heat

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    it`s a cyclone inside the container.and a fine steal net so no coal reach the vacuum cleaner filter.
    I have bulid it like this one.It works really fine
    http://www.swd.se/pellets/sug03.jpg

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  2. sapratt

    sapratt Feeling the Heat

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    I guess I'm the bad one I use a plastic 5 gal bucket. But I also make sure everything is out and there are no hot or warm coals
    before I clean out the fire box.
  3. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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  4. potter

    potter Feeling the Heat

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    I take my ashpan outside and dump it in a metal bucket- then carry this to two galv. trash cans by my workshop. I also use these for the ash from my wood kiln. I fill one with hot ashes, while other sits cooling (over weeks). When "hot" one gets full I can empty the "cool" one and start the cycle again. I think I might have picked this up here....
  5. eba1225

    eba1225 Feeling the Heat

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    I also use a Galvanized metal pail and yes the ashed go directly outside after emptied.
  6. edthedawg

    edthedawg Minister of Fire

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    Lowes sells a nice small galvy bucket w/ handle and lid for under $20 - that's what I use. Similar sized ash can w/ lid was >$40 at Aubuchon's. Home Despot only sells a small 1 gal "water pail" which filled up too quickly, had too narrow a diameter for the ash pan, and doesn't have a lid.

    I carefully scoop ashes and pour into the bucket under the lid, which i close quickly. then the can goes outside right away and will sit in the cold / rain for a few days, and then gets dumped into a growing pile out by the barn. i plan to get a bigger galvy can to store them for use in the winter...
  7. WoodMann

    WoodMann Minister of Fire

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    Cool- thanks guys- I can't wait for my can to get here. Now if we could just get a good cold snap and a few feet of snow, then I'de be a happy cat............................
  8. Jerry_NJ

    Jerry_NJ Minister of Fire

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    Thanks Eileen, now those pails "have the right aesthetics" to quote an earlier stated requirement for ash pails. Bet one could get away with leaving one of those on the front stoop, or front porch.
  9. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    only if you want to get it stolen! (said the fox that could not reach the "sour" grapes)
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