hot ash vacuum

caseyclan Posted By caseyclan, Dec 26, 2007 at 4:54 PM

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  1. caseyclan

    caseyclan
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    I noticed that a few members on this forum stated that they had "modified" their shop vacs to use with ash/hot ash. Would someone be wilkling to share how they did this for a pellet stove newbie?
     
  2. tinkabranc

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    Some use a shop vac fitted with a drywall filter but you must sure
    it be used for COLD ashes only. If you attempt to vac up warm/hot
    ashes with it, there is a good chance of burning up the vac and burning down
    the home.
     
  3. Xena

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    Never heard anyone say that and I think it would
    be a terribly unsafe move to try it. Get a drywall
    bag for your shop vac and let the stove cool down
    so there are no hot embers.



    Loveless sells ash vacs that you can safely use on
    hot ashes which is another option for folks who don't
    want to wait until the stove cools. Here's a link:
    http://www.lovelessash.com/
     
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