rrob311 wrote:Ya its the fly ash. I would like to keep it to a minimum. Not really sure when the dust comes out. I just know the house gets covered with it.
When I pull out the ash pan and set it in front of the stove, any disturbance at all will release a small amount of fly ash and the convection currents along the front of the stove carry the ash up and distribute it around the room. If I shovel out the ash inside the stove, which has missed the ash pan, then dump the shovel into the pan, it can also release a cloud. It is worse if I take out the ashes right after shaking down the stove, because then the ashes are hot and they can provide their own convection. Also like I said before, be vewy vewy careful when opening the doors.
Fly ash may be hard to see if you are working in dim light. Get some bright light on your stove when you are opening it and removing ashes, and you should be able to see where the problem is.