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What to do with you pellet ash (not your a$$)

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by glenc0322, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    1. De-skunk pets. A handful rubbed on Fido's coat neutralizes the lingering odor.

    2. Hide stains on paving. This Old Housetechnical editor Mark Powers absorbs wet paint spatters on cement by sprinkling ash directly on the spot; it blends in with a scuff of his boot,

    3. Enrich compost. Before the organic compound get applied to soil, enhance its nutrients by sprinkling in a few ashes, says the host of radio's You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath. Adding too much, though, ruins the mix.

    4. Block garden pests. Spread evenly around garden beds, ash repels slugs and snails.

    5. Melt ice. TOH building editor Tom Baker finds it adds traction and de-ices without hurting soil or concrete underneath.

    6. Control pond algae. One tablespoon per 1,000 gallons adds enough potassiumm to strengthen other aquatic plants that compete with algae, slowing its growth,

    7. Pump up tomatoes. For the calcium-loving plants, McGrath places 1/4 cup right in the hole when planting,

    8. Clean glass fireplace doors. A damp sponge dipped in the dust scrubs away sooty residue.

    9. Make soap. Soaking ashes in water makes lye, which can be mixed with animal fat and then boiled to produce soap. Salt makes it harden as it cools.

    10. Shine silver. A paste of ash and water makes a dandy nontoxic metal polisher.

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  2. 3650

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    I fill in holes in the yard that my dog digs chasing moles.
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    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    I toss it someplace along the edge of my yard where I know I won't be standing/walking through for a while, generally in the same places where the kitty litter goes.
  4. iceguy4

    iceguy4 Minister of Fire

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    spread on lawn with spreader
  5. smoke show

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    spread on lawn with leaf blower ;)
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  6. Former Farmer

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    So that's why its so hazy for a few days ;)
  7. smoke show

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    haha. I believe your safe living west of me... my neighbors to the east probly think wtf!
  8. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Think=Doubt. We know they are saying it! Every time they see the cloud they say "WTF is he up to now"? Pretty sure there is lots of head shakin too!

    I spread on the lawn. Throw it on the icey drive. Sometimes I even put it in mason jars and take pic's of it, So the members can see how much ash I have. ;em
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  9. smoke show

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    Some things are better left unsaid. :p
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  10. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    But they asked! Come on, Admit it you have checked out my ash a time or two! :p
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  12. whlago

    whlago Feeling the Heat

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    I have to say J I've taken a look at you ash before when no one was looking......but it was only once and I was pretty drunk at the time! >>
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    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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  14. PassionForFire&Water

    PassionForFire&Water Minister of Fire

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    I was feeding it to my gold fish for a while.
    They turned oragne to white to grey in less then 8 months.
  15. heat seeker

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    "Does this jar make my ash look big?" ==c
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    dump it on the neighbors walk way at the door of their house.
  17. whlago

    whlago Feeling the Heat

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    With my stove I don't mind a big ash....but I like it hot!
  18. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    someone needs a day job lol
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    Eric that is to funny, I have a neighbor I am not very keen on, hmm the ideas are turning now lol>>
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