Got christened last night!!!

Got christened last night!!!

PostBy: WNYRob On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:30 am

For a few laughs at my expense :

I was holding the moron card last night when I emptied my ash tub. Was outside, wind to my back emptying my tub into a trash bag. Wasn't paying attention and not being careful, as I turned my tub over inside the trash bag too quickly, a plume of ash dust that rivaled any nuclear blast hit me in the face. Dust was wafting off of me as I was walking back to the house. It was a beautiful sight!!!

So, just a reminder to those unfamiliar with burning coal: ash tub emptying is an outdoor activity and even with the wind blowing in the right direction, patience is still a necessity.
WNYRob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker controlled with CoalTrol

Re: Got christened last night!!!

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:11 am

When I'm dumping my ashpans, even with the wind at my back, I almost always get a 'dusting'.. just part of the process.. a slow and gentle tipping of the ashpan helps.. but my impatience usually trumps the 'gentle'.

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: Got christened last night!!!

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:42 am

I empty into a 55 gallon drum & then every now & then hand truck the drum to "the dumping ground". Yaaa, it matters not how the wind blows, we humans are ash magnets. In one motion I take the last two steps, hold my breath, remove cover, dump, recover & walk away. Getting the cover back on stops the nuclear dust, but there's always some escape. After I'm three steps away I resume breathing.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
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Re: Got christened last night!!!

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:45 am

This was funny to read because it happened to me also just last night!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: Got christened last night!!!

PostBy: WNYRob On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:48 am

Freddy wrote:I empty into a 55 gallon drum & then every now & then hand truck the drum to "the dumping ground". Yaaa, it matters not how the wind blows, we humans are ash magnets. In one motion I take the last two steps, hold my breath, remove cover, dump, recover & walk away. Getting the cover back on stops the nuclear dust, but there's always some escape. After I'm three steps away I resume breathing.



God willing, hope you never forget that last step!!!! ;)
WNYRob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker controlled with CoalTrol

Re: Got christened last night!!!

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:27 pm

toothy i think everyone has dont that at least once
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
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Re: Got christened last night!!!

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:32 pm

have a dirt/gravel rd. here i turn my back to the wind and let her go. no problems till the wind suddenly changes..then run like hell..
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
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Re: Got christened last night!!!

PostBy: ricoman2737 On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:41 pm

They call me a sissy when I wear my dust mask, but it works just fine for me, no coughing or gagging and I'm happy.

I learned the hard way just like everybody else.
ricoman2737
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Other Heating: Lennox Fuel Oil boiler as a backup
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
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Re: Got christened last night!!!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:08 pm

Provided the wind is blowing from the proper direction, I stand with the wind to my side, and heave the ashes out over my pile...then I watch the big dust cloud get blown down to my wood-burning neighbors' houses. I doubt they notice, but it makes me feel better. :lol:
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: Got christened last night!!!

PostBy: urdahere On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:10 pm

An old adage in the Navy applies here too.
Three things you don't while on the ship's deck. 1. Don't draw on the Lone Ranger. 2. Don't mess with the Chief. and 3. Dont piss into the wind.
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Re: Got christened last night!!!

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:09 pm

I use the dump and run tactic.... :out: :rockon:
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Got christened last night!!!

PostBy: saragnac On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:17 pm

I think this goes hand in hand with the initial learning curve along with losing your fire by shaking it into the ash pan and puff-backs.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
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Re: Got christened last night!!!

PostBy: TractorDre On: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:10 pm

Well at least you didn't inhale.

Been their done that. :oops:

Trash bag?

I use to spread it around the pine and spruce trees to save the lawn from the acid from the trees.

Where I use to live. The landlord had his yard hard filled with coal ash from a shoe factory. He had the most healthy pear,cherry,apple, and peach trees that I had ever seen. He also had blueberries, rasberries, grape vines, and rhubarb. It was about a one acre lot. But it had a huge amount of fruits to sell and give away. Its now a parking lot. :(
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Efel Ambassador and Montana//Harman Mark 1
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Coal Size/Type: Pea
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Re: Got christened last night!!!

PostBy: stoker_RI On: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:41 pm

I can dump in the woods on my property...I have a spot that drops down about 5 ft quickly..I check the wind, hold my breath and do the quick flip method and then run before the nuclear mushroom cloud has a chance to rise up out of the depths below and snag me! ...but the fall out has cought me plenty of times!
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