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Posted By doug60,
Nov 27, 2008 at 4:45 PM
Where is a good on-line place to buy a rake?
Doug save your money, a bent poker will do it all...unless your retired.
try searching for ash hoe at northlineexpress.com, they sell everything to do with stoves and fireplaces. That is where I bought all my chimney cleaning rods and brushes.
I was thinking about taking the head off the brush since it is all melted anyway and make my own rake to put on the handle. Right now I use the poker and the corner of the shovel but they don't work that well.
Why would they make the brush out of nylon anyway?
Easy enough to make one. I took a 3' ready rod that I had and bent the end into a handle. I then got a 2" by 5" steel brace [any flat piece of steel will do ] drilled it in the center down 1/3 from top. I then inserted ready rod and put bolts on both sides. It works great. I covered the handle so I do not feel the threads.
I would want teeth on it like a rake to separate the coals from the ashes.
My kitchen spatula would melt and the handle being so short would burn my knuckles.
HI doug I was thinking the same thing . The inside of the EQ is kind of large to clean with a poker. I was going to weld one up my self in the next few weeks . I think you could have one made at a metal shop .
I got one of these at a local hardware store. It's the only tool I use (I have an ash pan).
When closed, the end of the tongs form a loop. I just drag my coals around with that. It's handy for it's intended purpose too.
I had an old cheapo fireplace set laying around that I never used the base or the brush so I yanked the head off of the brush, attached the piece that holds the tools on the stand and made a ash rake that works beautifully.
Eh BB, smart idea. Too bad I threw my old set away.
I grabbed an extra ash shovel I had lying around, and cut ~1/2" slits about 4" up the shovel. Then I made a crude brake from two 2x4s, bent 90 degrees and put a self tapping sheet metal screw in each corner. It's fine for the Vista but you might get warm hands with a larger stove.
burn-1 I was going to do the same thing. But im going to take the shovel and pound it out with a mallet so that the first two inches were flat and if its wide enough I was going to cut some teeth mabe every 1/2inch or so. But wright now I only have one shovel so Ill wait till santa brings me a new set and pound out the old one
BB that thing looks like it could glow for hours. Do you have any cattle you could brand with that :lol: