Make Sure Those Ashes Are Cold...

velvetfoot Posted By velvetfoot, Jan 23, 2013 at 8:57 AM

  1. velvetfoot

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    Yes, very true, thanks for posting. There was an accident a few years back in Connecticut and a few people perished.
     
  3. ddahlgren

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    Mine go into a sealed metal container then outside at least 5 feet from the house. Overkill maybe but never have to worry. They go into a plastic bag days later to give to a local chicken farmer as i was told chickens love playing in the to get rid of natural pests that get on their skin. So recycled and the best way to dispose of them.
     
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    Mine go into a metal container with a lid. I set them in the outside fire pit till next cleaning. Then I dump them in the woods. Gotta love those popcorn cans you get for Christmas.
     
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    It's hard at this time to be sure your ashes are cold, so I just assume they are not. Never set the ash can down on a combustible. Even yard leaves can catch fire from an ash can. I have our metal ash can set on 3 bricks on the porch.
     
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    Water your ashes and you don't have anything to worry about.
     
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    5 gallons of ash is already heavy enough to haul out to the garden. I couldn't do it wet.

    Question: Isn't it hard to water ashes outdoors at -10 degrees?
     
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    once again, a Cousin Eddie flashback. why is this happening....?!!!
     
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    When it is too cold to use the hose, I dump a pitcher of water into the ash bucket and then two more on to the ash pile after it has been dumped.
     
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    I have to empty my bladder anyhow. Might as well multi-task, Clark.
     
    begreen and bag of hammers like this.
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    Hmm... not the same at -10* though somehow.
     
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    My ash can has burnt me more than my stove. I touched the side of the metal can while setting it outside. I wasn't quite awake yet.
     
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    Could even be a bit dangerous....
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    Even the outside can can get hot. I got a big (20 gal..? ) metal can with locking lid sitting on a concrete pad outside in the gravel. At least one time that can got pretty warm along one side from a bit of ashes carried out and dumped in there several hours before. Being a weekend burner, I'll probably only have to empty that big can once in the spring.
     

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