new insert - what about the ash dump?

jpcjguy

Member
Jul 1, 2015
58
richmond, va
Hi all,

So I have installed a new Enviro Boston 1700 insert and realized I did nothing about the ash dump that is accessed from the outside to clean out. Should I have sealed it? I really don't want to drag that 400 lb beast out again. Or I could stuff a bunch of insulation in the outside access door. Thoughts?

Thanks!
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
79,791
South Puget Sound, WA
Some inserts can be configured to use that for the outside air supply, but I don't think the Enviro is one of them. If there is a lid on it in the fireplace floor then you can probably just forget about it.
 

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,231
Long Island, NY
Some inserts can be configured to use that for the outside air supply, but I don't think the Enviro is one of them. If there is a lid on it in the fireplace floor then you can probably just forget about it.
When I installed the PE, we just slid the insert in & over the existing ash dump, which was in the floor of the FP, dead center in the back. Clean out was down in the basement, which was a PITA to clean & haul out.
 

Hogwildz

Minister of Fire
Seal the outside access door