new insert - what about the ash dump?

jpcjguy Posted By jpcjguy, Jun 15, 2019 at 4:06 PM

  1. jpcjguy

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    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?

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  2. begreen

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    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.
     
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  3. Dix

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    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.
     
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    Seal the outside access door
     
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  5. jpcjguy

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    I will seal the outside door. Thanks all!
     

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