where is best place to dump ashes

where is best place to dump ashes

PostBy: nikonmom On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:12 pm

i was told an old lady dumped her wood ashes in the dumpster at the dump and started a fire, and now they dont accept ashes of any kind.
Does it kill turkeys? a couple i know dump their ashes in the back yard and cover it with a tarp, because they heard that it would kill birds. I guess wild turkeys will eat anything. Anyone have a wonderful, clean way to do this? thanks
nikonmom
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony
Stove/Furnace Model: Hub Oak

Re: where is best place to dump ashes

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:34 pm

a freind uses my coal ashes for the last 3 yrs for the turkeys to use for scrathing in the pen,altho I rather kill it for chasing after everyone
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: where is best place to dump ashes

PostBy: LDPosse On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:37 pm

I wouldn't worry about those stories. If you have a gravel driveway, I would recommend spreading the ashes there to fill in potholes.

If you want to put them in the trash, just have a metal container outdoors so the can thoroughly cool, then put them out for the trash. I havent heard of birds getting sick from getting into ashes dumped outdoors.
LDPosse
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine, Warm Morning
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Heatrola


Re: where is best place to dump ashes

PostBy: oros35 On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:40 pm

Ashes make a great addition to my driveway. Pack tight stay in place well.

Plus when the driveway ice's over, it makes for a great traction aid to keep me off of my ass and my wife from taking out the garage!
oros35
 
Baseburners & Antiques: 1912 Smith & Anthony Hub Heater #215
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: #215 Hub Heater

Re: where is best place to dump ashes

PostBy: nikonmom On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:50 pm

thanks, i do have lots of low spots in the driveway and we dont have turkeys...how is the smith & anthony working for you? i am taking my ash pan door up to bryant stove works in thorndike maine to have it fixed.
nikonmom
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony
Stove/Furnace Model: Hub Oak

Re: where is best place to dump ashes

PostBy: oros35 On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:57 pm

nikonmom wrote:how is the smith & anthony working for you?

Wonderfully. My only issue is I wish it was a slightly bigger size. I really have to run it all out to heat my house when it gets this cold. But still beats the alternative!
oros35
 
Baseburners & Antiques: 1912 Smith & Anthony Hub Heater #215
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: #215 Hub Heater

Re: where is best place to dump ashes

PostBy: nikonmom On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:00 pm

cool, can i ask where you found it? i think you and i are the only ones that have one. is this a base heater? i dont know if mine is or not.
nikonmom
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony
Stove/Furnace Model: Hub Oak

Re: where is best place to dump ashes

PostBy: plumber On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:46 pm

I've got a steel trash can that I put a thick contractor bag in. I have two ash pans so I let it cool then dump it. The bag goes in the town barrel on trash day.
plumber
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350

Re: where is best place to dump ashes

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:52 pm

it depends.. i use it for ice control in driveway, and parling area, excellent grip. Some i walk down in woods and dump about the area. i epmty ash pan in to 35Ga stell garbage can, then once a week empty it as and whee needed. PS, if cans on wood surface put a few firebricks down under bottom edge to keep heat from hot coals from transferring to wood, and air under helps cool ashes down.
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: where is best place to dump ashes

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:48 pm

To answer the original question: Behind your neighbors garage. <evil grin>
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: where is best place to dump ashes

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:52 pm

I've found the best place to be directly in a vernal pool. ............................. :woot: toothy
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: where is best place to dump ashes

PostBy: nikonmom On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:52 pm

i like the neighbor's garage idea...it's close, they cant see me do it, and it wouldn't kill the turkeys....yeah, that's the ticket. i think in maine it is called "clean fill" right?
nikonmom
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony
Stove/Furnace Model: Hub Oak

Re: where is best place to dump ashes

PostBy: oros35 On: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:09 pm

nikonmom wrote:cool, can i ask where you found it?

Restored and bought from Barnstable Stove.
It's not a baseburner, but has the backpipe like the Oak stoves. Has a refractory liner and prisim grates.
I've seen a few advertized here and there, but never the same model twice. Mostly range stoves though.
oros35
 
Baseburners & Antiques: 1912 Smith & Anthony Hub Heater #215
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: #215 Hub Heater