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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 4:27 am

I handle my ashes like toxic waste until I get outside...no matter how careful you are, dumping them into a different can creates a cloud of dust.

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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 7:35 am

My cool little ash can lid door works pretty good lol. Yeah, gettin down to zero dust at dumping will require some negative pressure in the ash can by attaching a shop vac hose to the the other side of the lid.

You probably noticed how shallow my ash pan is. Don't wanna make a trip outside at every shake down :D

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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 7:37 am

Wow love it, I have a spray bottle of water and I spray as I dump it helps.
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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 7:42 am

Oops double post.
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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 7:45 am

michaelanthony wrote:Wow love it, I have a spray bottle of water I and spray as I dump it helps.
Careful lol. You know what ash and water make right? Alien blood hahaha

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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 7:54 am

Lightning wrote:
michaelanthony wrote:Wow love it, I have a spray bottle of water I and spray as I dump it helps.
Careful lol. You know what ash and water make right? Alien blood hahaha
I know what you are saying and often wonder why folks dump ash in the driveway, we do get some moisture out side in the north east! :lol: Dorothy My tire are melting, they're melting oh no...

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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 8:44 am

Lightning wrote:My cool little ash can lid door works pretty good lol. Yeah, gettin down to zero dust at dumping will require some negative pressure in the ash can by attaching a shop vac hose to the the other side of the lid.

You probably noticed how shallow my ash pan is. Don't wanna make a trip outside at every shake down :D
Fair enough. I have 7 1-bushel tubs, enough for a week in January.

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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 9:47 am

Lightning wrote:Don't wanna make a trip outside at every shake down :D
:idea: How about a second ash pan! I swap them out, let the one cool for a few hours and take it outside later in the day when it's convenient to dump. the empty one then sits next to the stove waiting for its turn.

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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 11:53 am

Beeing a ""frosted"" northern Québecois, I never went out to empty the ash pan.
I installed the old kitchen stove's fan (a 2 squirel cages one) vertically at the back of the ash can, placed a air Handler filter 5" x 20" in front of the fan. I try to dump the ash as fast as possible but without disturbing it too much, then put the lid back as fast as possible. The dust is collected in the filter.
I have 3 dust cans so I just fill them about +/- 1/2 full.
Next step could be a lid like yours.
Will you get the lid motorized :idea: one of these days when alone in your house? :D

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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 1:13 pm

Actually Nortcan, I was considering a motorized grate shaker made out of a jig saw motor :lol:

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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 1:46 pm

Lightning wrote:Actually Nortcan, I was considering a motorized grate shaker made out of a jig saw motor :lol:
:lol: The wheels are always spinnin' aren't they, kind of like a room full of cannibals with insomnia!........... who's there?....... what was that? :rofl:

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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 2:21 pm

Hahaha!!! That's awesome... :lol:

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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 6:41 pm

You really must be bored Lee. Or very ambitious. you guys keep talking about some add ons, how about a dust port from a wood working dust collector, hooked to your shop vac, with a foot operated sw to turn it on when dumping?
P.S. I also like your new avatar Lee. Always keeping us guessing. :)

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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 7:45 pm

joeq wrote:You really must be bored Lee. Or very ambitious. you guys keep talkin, about some add ons, how about a dust port from a wood working dust collector, hooked to your shop vac, with a foot operated sw to turn it on when dumping?
P.S. I also like your new avatar Lee. Always keeping us guessing. :)
Ah, it seems my passion for tinkering has been rekindled a bit from my younger days, since taking on the hobby of coal burning hahaha.

The avatar picture I took with my Samsung Galaxy 3. They put a nice camera on these phones with some cool features 8-)

I like yours too :D

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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 8:29 pm

I've always had what may amount to an unfounded concern that an ash tub will emit CO if left out to cool within the confines of the house. Should I have this concern? It sure would be nice to let a few ash tubs sit around until the weekend.

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