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Metal enclosure to carry out ash pan?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by PaulF, Dec 14, 2005.

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  1. PaulF

    PaulF Member

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    I have a Vermont Castings Resolute Acclaim. Carrying out the ashpan is a problem when it is hot. Even through fireplace gloves it seems hot and a trip in the house would be a disaster.

    I would like to have a metal enclosure to put the ash pan in so I could safely take it outside where I dump the hot ashes into a metal trash can with lid.

    My ashpan measures about 14 inches square and is 2-3 inches high. I want to place the ashpan in a metal enclosure, cover it, and carry the enclosure outside? I do not want to dump ashes while inside my house because of the mess.

    I am going to look for a large metal cooking pot or pan with a lid that might serve as the enclosure. Anyone got any ideas of something that can be easily adapted?

    PaulF

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  2. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    I'd get one built at a sheet metal shop. I doubt it would be very costly and you can get exactly what you want dimensionally.
  3. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

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    Go to your local "farm store" to see what they have. Normally that would have a lot of steel pails and buckets for farm and such . That is where i got mine and i do the same thing . take the ash pan out back and dump it in the 5 gal steel pail and then take the pail to the 55 gal drum in the garden.
  4. Rick

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    Back when I used to use the ash pan on my stove (which was the first week or two) i used to use an old cookie sheet underneath the pan. The pan on my stove is kinda strange, it is completely open in the front so the ash would have to be pushed back from the edge. But if it was full, the ash would fall out the front, hence the cookie sheet. I'm not sure if your looking for something completed enclosed.

    Rick
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