WNY wrote:just be careful it doesn't back pressure your stove and push the exhaust back out the door or elsewhere. maybe vent it separately outside.
LsFarm wrote:The best advice for dust reduction is to shake the grate then wait for the dust to settle. Then very carefully and slowly open the ashpan door, and again, slowly and carefully remove the ash pan.
Covering the ashpan with a piece of galvanized steel to keep the dust on the top of the ashes from being spread through the room as you take the ashpan outside is helpful too.
You can also wait for the ash in the pan to cool and spray it with a mist of water to settle the dust, I'm not sure how well this will work, but may be worth a try.
Hope this helps.
ktm rider wrote:What about one of these? I am going to install one this fall to my AHS boiler. Not sure if it will work with other boilers though.
From what I gather, it is installed right above the fill door and blows the ash into your chimney with the use of a "T" in your stove pipe..
My first thought would be whether that powered vent could lower the air pressure (outside the stove door) enough to defeat the chimney's draw & thus possibly smother the fire or worse..... back the stove's exhaust/carbon monoxide back into the house. (I know I can't run my whole house fan with the coal stove going for just this reason) I guess it would depend on how it's vented but I don't think I'd want to try it especialy when vacuuming (even with a small shop vac) is so easy & effective.