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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Robbie, Jul 20, 2006.

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  1. Robbie

    Robbie Minister of Fire

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    I need an ash can. I have searched all I can find and have narrowed it down to a copper "type" with lid shown in link below.

    Anyone have any ideas for a copper or brass type but one that is larger ?

    They make several that are copper or brass colored, these seem to be coated or colored and I would like the real thing.


    Thanks.


    http://www.plowhearth.com/product.asp?pcode=9695


    Robbie.

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  2. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    again you are fretting about nothing any metal can/ bucket can be used to collect and dispose of ashes. For appearance you prefere copper or brass check out ebay, many use black coal buckets.
  3. Robbie

    Robbie Minister of Fire

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    elkimmeg, I do agree with you, but this is mostly something my wife wanted to put next to the stove this winter to add something to the "looks" of the stove and it's surroundings, not sure exactly what she is talking about.............

    Me, I would just as soon have an empty lard can.

    Thanks, I'll keep looking or order the copper one for her.

    Robbie.
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    During the winter it isn't going to be sitting next to the stove. It will be sitting outside on a non-combustible surface with coals and ashes in it. When it comes back in it will be to refill it with same and it will be taken right back outside.
  5. Nokoni

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    Yep, I am a new burner and thought I needed a special can for ashes. Instead I picked up a small galvanized trash can at the hardware store and it works great. I understand if you want something beautiful but my can never sits inside because I have an ash drawer and I take that out to dump the ashes.
  6. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    some of the sponsers of this site may have some ash cans, i carry a few, but nothing as fancy as that. minuteman is one manufacture you can look up and pilgram imperial is another. But, the above posts are correct, you dot want to leave that in the house, carbon monoxide will be a problem. Make shure you get one with a lid, that way when you put it outside on a windy day hot coals wont fly.
  7. begreen

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    Yep, I also have a small galvanized garbage can (maybe 2ft tall) out on the patio for this purpose. Sitting on brick, no worries.
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    Only thing I can add to the votes for using a galvanized trash can is to perhaps consider building up a brick "cradle" to better stabilize the can. I had mine blow over one night last winter. Hot ash all over the brick walkway, which would have been had I placed it out on the deck instead. H.
  9. Csmith

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    when you say carbon monoxide are referring to the copper/brass guy, if so why would anyone ever buy the "pretty' can b/c you cannot keep it inside.

    I am starting to shop around for a "pretty" can, and was working with the theory that you dump ashes into the brass/copper guy sitting on the hearth, when he fills up, you dump the ashes into the oscar-the-grouch-trashcan outside, when the ashes in the outside trashcan cool then you dispose of them (point being, don't you always have to have two can, so you can let one of the cans cool, while the other is storing the new hot ashes)
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