chopper698 wrote:Well this is the story. I have had my harmon mark 2 for about 6 weeks and I love everything about it. I replaced my woodstove with it. My wife has been breaking my nutz about how dusty everything is and the babys feet are always dirty. Now she wants to get rid of it, and go back to wood which I think was just as dusty. Seems like the only time I get a lot of ash flying around is when I brush up the excess thats on the side of the ash pan. Other then that I am super careful. I thought of getting one of those vacumes that are made for sucking up ash and use that instead of useing a brush to clean in around the ash pan area. Anyone have any suggestions besides getting rid of the wife? Hmmm......
Reprint from my thread:
I have been heating my home with a coal stove for over 25 years & love it except for the fine dust it creates. Two seasons ago I installed a central vacuum system in the house & find it completely solves the coal stove dust problems for us! (My stove is in the basement family room of my 44" split entry ranch) I simply vacuum the stove itself, the exhaust pipes & fittings, the nearby hip foundation wall ledges & vinyl tiled floor & whatever dust/dirt is not caught in the central vac's cannister (located in an attached shed) gets merely blown out of the house through the vent.
I am, of course careful not to suck up any hot embers, etc.
Works like a champ!
Anyone else use this or other measures for dust control?