I have a coal stoker in my basement to heat my home. The stoker has an auger that feeds coal from a 55 gallon barrel of coal into the stoker. After the coal is burned, ashes drop into an ash can ( a metal bushel basket )
I am trying to solve the problem of physically carrying the ashes up a flight of basement stairs to the outside.(They're very heavy and very messy)
I thought of a vacuum system..( i used a big shop vac.)but, that didn't work b/c of the filter...it would get so clogged that it would stop. Dust everywhere!
Would you -could you recommed a vacuum that could handle vacuuming up a bushel basket of ashes? I thought you may use something like this in your business.
There has to be a way to travel them outside w/o carrying them. Any thoughts or suggestions would be great! Thank you so much! Margie