Ash Can Modification

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Post Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 11:43 am

I was bored today since the lady is out and I'm home alone.. I did this to my ash can..
Sooooo, what you guys doin??

:lol:
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Post Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 11:47 am

Ah yes, AmeriCAN--(pun intended)--ingenuity Nice Lee :)
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Post Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 11:48 am

Makin' a cloud of dust ... cough, cough, ... 'cause I haven't done that to my ash can. Good idea, . . . . that I may have to steal ! ;)

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Post Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 11:49 am

I like it! I don't have the strength to carry out an entire trash can load of ashes through. One ~15 gallon ash bucket (filled to no more than about 2/3 to 3/4 capacity) is enough for me to handle.
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Post Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 11:49 am

freetown fred wrote:Ah yes, AmeriCAN--(pun intended)--ingenuity Nice Lee :)
I'm glad no one said to "can" the humor. . . :roll:

Paul
So many stoves - so few chimneys. I must be coal-stone crazy.

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Post Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 11:53 am

WHAT??????????????? OK, OK--I got it :clap: toothy
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Post Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 11:56 am

Thanks fellas..
I did this to my ash pan too, so the ash nicely slides off it into the ash can.. :D
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Post Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 11:58 am

lsayre wrote:I like it! I don't have the strength to carry out an entire trash can load of ashes through. One ~15 gallon ash bucket (filled to no more than about 2/3 to 3/4 capacity) is enough for me to handle.
Yeah I try not to let it get much past half way full.. Otherwise the ash pan doesn't get in far enough and I get some dust rolling out of it. That, and it gets heavy :lol:

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Post Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 11:59 am

Oh hell Lee, now you're just showin off ;)
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Post Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 12:00 pm

freetown fred wrote:Oh hell Lee, now you're just showin off ;)
Sunny Boy wrote:Good idea, . . . .
I am constantly telling the wife that I'm full of em, :yearight:
but she don't believe me.... :funny:
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Post Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 3:15 pm

Wait a minute , didnt I see that thing in the Crapper Mapper thread? toothy Those thin rims will keep ya from sittin till your legs fall asleep yo......
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Post Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 3:20 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:Those thin rims will keep ya from sittin till your legs fall asleep yo......
The protruding sheet metal screws will make for a quick dump and run too :lol:

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Post Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 9:35 pm

Very good idea Lightning :idea: :idea:

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Post Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 10:39 pm

That is veryclever.

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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 1:42 am

Thanks again fellas :notworthy:
At the time of starting this thread, I hadn't tried using it yet (with the new door). I'm happy to report that it has cut down my dust plume dramatically. I position the ash pan open end into the lid's open doorway, stand it vertical, the ash slides into the ash can, then quickly close the ash can lid door.. A little bit of dust creeps out of gaps in the ash can lid but its definitely a huge improvement. 8-)

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