lowfog01 wrote:I can definitely feel your pain! I have a Harman Mark II which has a ash pan without a cover and a 15 year old son who's job it is to empty it. That is often a bad combination! On top of that my fan doesn’t have a filter over the intake hole so any little bit of flyash in the air gets picked up and spread all over the house. The same thing can be said about the floor fans I use to move the heat to other parts of the house. This year I am going to pay more attention to when I have the stove open and try to reduce that. I am also going to wait 5 mins or 10 mins after I shake the grates and reload the stove before I have the ash pan emptied. I will also make sure the fans are off before openingthe stove. I also plan to construct a filter for my intake opening on the stove’s fan. I am going to use the same metal filtering material that my kitchen stove’s exhaust fan uses. I’m not sure how I will fasten it on yet. I’m open for suggestions. I can’t think of anything else I can do to reduce the amount of flyash in the air but I’m always open for suggestions. I guess I could probably dust more often but why start something new at this point in my live. Lisa
i let the ash cool down before i would remove the pan from the stove.if you remove the ashes right after shaking they are gonna go all over! 2nd shut down the blower on the stove and the rest of the fans that you have running.then remove the ash pan carefully and take outside to dump.
this is my first year with an air tight coal stove,but this seems to be working for me so far. hope this helps a little.