what do you do with your ash ?

what do you do with your ash ?

PostBy: Tnguy On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:39 am

yes i said ASH lol i get about a wheel barrel full a month, ive just been dumping it in a hole in the edge of the woods here, (looks like an old tree root hole) any other ideas to do with it?
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Re: what do you do with your ash ?

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:48 am

I dump it in the creek... I let mother nature take care of it.





























J/K
Disposal of coal ash

there are several more threads here about it also.
My neighbor and I use it for our driveways in the winter. But this winter I have a big ole pile of it to get used.
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Re: what do you do with your ash ?

PostBy: bksaun On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:53 pm

Fill pot holes in my gravel road.

Bk
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Re: what do you do with your ash ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:34 pm

I've got a protected trout stream bordering the back of my property, I don't know about that dumping it in the creek idea--even if it wasn't protected.????
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Re: what do you do with your ash ?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:47 pm

I put it on my gravel driveway, I have in the past put it in a dried up hand dug well.
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Re: what do you do with your ash ?

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:24 pm

freetown fred wrote:I've got a protected trout stream bordering the back of my property, I don't know about that dumping it in the creek idea--even if it wasn't protected.????


Read down Fred!
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Re: what do you do with your ash ?

PostBy: Short Bus On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:51 pm

I get some clinkers and they just worked great to get my Coal hauling pickup unstuck.
Usualy I make a pile all winter and then fill potholes in the summer, but I have clinckers to go with the fines.
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Re: what do you do with your ash ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:07 pm

Come on, I'm old--don't space things that far apart! gottcha ;) toothy
cArNaGe wrote:
freetown fred wrote:I've got a protected trout stream bordering the back of my property, I don't know about that dumping it in the creek idea--even if it wasn't protected.????


Read down Fred!
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Re: what do you do with your ash ?

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:52 pm

take it into woods behind house and dump it, spring time i will spread it out a bit, throw some lime on it, because ash is acidic.
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Re: what do you do with your ash ?

PostBy: Tnguy On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:17 pm

thanks yall, i was thinking about putting it in the driveway but figured when it rained it would make a mess :( maybe il start taking it to Freds house to dump :P :P
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Re: what do you do with your ash ?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:41 pm

I eat it. Makes a good oatmeal type substance when mixed with some hot water. I put some raisins and brown sugar on it. It's delicious. :)












I used to dump it in the yard where I put fallen branches. But I soon discovered that the pile was going to be too large. So now I put it in a galvanized trash can outside and my son transfers it to contractors bags and I take them to the local MUA so they can dump it in the landfill.
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Re: what do you do with your ash ?

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:54 pm

I take it to the township garage where they have a huge pile of ash that gets mixed with salt and spread on the township roads when it gives ice or snow. When it snows I reserve enough for my driveway first.
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Re: what do you do with your ash ?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:34 am

Road fill for mud holes, it's just a really coarse sand. So it packs down pretty well.. I may level out my pile and pour another pad on top. and buy another couple of TT loads.. you can never have too much coal.. unless you are selling the place to some tree-huggy, mentally deficient, 'greeny' person.

And I'm sure I could move or sell my pile quite quickly to some of my friends and neighbors if I needed to.

Greg L
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Re: what do you do with your ash ?

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:50 am

I put it back in the bags it came in and take it to the local transfer station. The unburned coal will finally get burned that way!!
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Re: what do you do with your ash ?

PostBy: Qball On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:00 pm

I let it cool overnight then bag it. I just put it out for the trashman who desn't care as long as I don't burn his truck up. ;)
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