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  1. beerwizza

    beerwizza New Member

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    What do you do with your ashes. Use them around plants, gardens? Dispose in the trash? Dump them in your neighbors yard?? Just curious.
    Rick.

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  2. Yardbird

    Yardbird Member

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    Our go right into my wife's flowerbeds. or if they might still be warm, I have a hole behind my garage that is slowly getting filled :)
  3. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    Into my ash vac and into the garbage.
  4. Souzafone

    Souzafone Feeling the Heat

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    Into the garden.
  5. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    i take mine out and mix into the compost with raked leaves and such , grass clippings etc. i use this compost for my flower gardens. roses seem to like ash from the stove , it should be noted though that just ash by itself tends to harden and not let moisture through by itself , so mix it with peat or potting soil or somthing like that to allow it to be porous before using around roses or other bushes which like a lot of water
  6. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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    Into the garden and flowerbeds here
  7. heb80

    heb80 New Member

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    under the sofa cushions. but not until they've cooled down of course.
  8. BubbRubb

    BubbRubb New Member

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    I've been waiting for windy days and just toss it up in the air and then let out a sinister laugh as the ash plume blows towards my neighbor's house
  9. Shooter

    Shooter New Member

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    I save them for the next time I go up in a Cessna......no, wait....that's another subject.
  10. Kenny1

    Kenny1 Feeling the Heat

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    I just dump them on the compost pile.
  11. mitchinpa

    mitchinpa Member

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    They are also great for spreading on your slick and snowy driveway for traction. As an added benefit, with the ashes being dark in color, it helps to melt that snow as well. Not wanting to use anything salt related on my concrete, the ashes come in very handy!
  12. sparkydog00

    sparkydog00 Feeling the Heat

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    I wait till after a good rain storm...then I blow them onto my neighbors BMW.
  13. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Into the flower beds
  14. jimmol

    jimmol Member

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    Doesn't the ash change the ph of the soil?
  15. geek

    geek Minister of Fire

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    good question........
  16. requin

    requin Member

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    think they're any good for killing ants in the lawn?
  17. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    Are you suppose to take them out of the stove? I was told at Lowes that you just need to keep pellets in the hopper. The 18 yr old employee did not mention any type of cleaning.
  18. geek

    geek Minister of Fire

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    that's funny.....lol
  19. nailed_nailer

    nailed_nailer Minister of Fire

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    Another one for sucked into the vacuum then onto the compost pile.

    ---Nailer---
  20. Shooter

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    I havent cleaned mine in two weeks. It's running so good I think it might end up down the street :)
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