Ashes Hot?

Willhound Posted By Willhound, Dec 20, 2005 at 6:18 PM

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  1. Willhound

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    If there was ever any doubt regarding ashes still being hot after being removed from a stove or insert...here are a couple of shots I took today. After cleaning out my insert this morning I carefully placed the metal bucket outside away from any flammables. When I peeked out the window a while later to see if everything was OK, I though "That's strange...who would want to steal a bucket of ashes?"

    They were still there....just sunk in the snow. On the bright side, this is the first time I've seen green grass in months!

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  2. DonCT

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    You mean you've never heard of the Ash Bandits?!?!
     
  3. BS-N

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    I usually just touch the ashes/coals to see if they're hot. It's the fastest way to settle the inquiry.
     
  4. Rhone

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    For safety I recommend a cover, prevents wind blowing leaves in, catching fire, and being blown out. Those photographs are really neat.
     
  5. Willhound

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    Definately.
    Of course, the leaves are under 2 feet of snow right now.... ;-P

    Seriously, I've got a buddy with a mechanical shop that's keeping an eye out for a 20 gallon steel drum with a lid (like the kind grease comes in, steamcleaned of course) so that I can take my existing ash bucket and place it right inside the larger drum until it cools.
     
  6. Mo Heat

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    My ash 'system'. Fill the second can while the first can cools. I've filled about 1/2 - 2/3 of one can, so far this year. The second is still full of last years ashes. Keep meaing to dump 'em.
     

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  7. snowfreak

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    Those are some pretty cool pictures. Maybe I can use your style of Ash cooling to keep my septic vent open in the winter. Of course I suppose those hot ashes could ignite the methane gas :eek:) Is 2 feet of snow (normal) for your location this time of year? As my nick implies I am quite fond of the white stuff.
     
  8. Willhound

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    Actually a little low for this time of year. Because of cold temps and relatively little snow to act as insulation we've had a lot of problems already with water lines freezing. Municipal work crews have had my street dug up twice already. Ice fisherman are loving it though because there's already over 2 feet of ice on the lakes. Gonna be another year of putting extensions on the ice augers.

    Willhound
     
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