Ash disposal...what is appropriate?

Ash disposal...what is appropriate?

PostBy: Photog200 On: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:34 pm

I thought about ash disposal...what is the "proper" way of ash disposal? With wood ash I just took it out back and dumped it. I know coal ash has more sulfurs and metals in it, is there a special way we should dispose of it?
Photog200
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, & Kineo #15 base heater
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Re: Ash disposal...what is appropriate?

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:48 pm

Try these...

http://www.coalashfacts.org/

http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... sh-in-soil

Chances are you have eaten some fruits and veggies that have had coal ash used on them...
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
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Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Ash disposal...what is appropriate?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:55 pm

I used mine to build raised flower beds around the house. I was having issues with heavy rain water flow down the hill, right up against my foundation. The flower beds were 100 percent successful at diverting the water to flow in a new pattern way around the house. I planted Rhododendrons in them because they love acid soil. They will grow and be happy there.
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Re: Ash disposal...what is appropriate?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:04 pm

I till a bunch in my veggy garden every year--top off gravel driveway--bank stone foundation in this old farm house (fills all nooks & cranny's--coat the edges of my pond to seal any leakage---need more???????? :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Ash disposal...what is appropriate?

PostBy: Photog200 On: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:16 pm

I guess I will not be taking them to the landfill!
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Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, & Kineo #15 base heater
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Re: Ash disposal...what is appropriate?

PostBy: Vangellis On: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:56 pm

I put an ad on craigslist offering free coal ashes. I now deliver to a gentleman that has a long country driveway every few weeks.
Usually two 45 gallon totes. It's a nice country drive and he appreciates it very much. Gave me a bunch of deer meat last trip. :)
If needed I use some for the bottom slope of my own driveway.




Kevin
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Re: Ash disposal...what is appropriate?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:13 pm

I don't know how these rumors get started .... but I have a few guesses. :roll:

These posts keep popping up from time to time, so lets get this straight right here:

Coal ash IS NOT toxic waste!!

IT WON'T KILL YOU ... OR ANYTHING for that matter!!

It's just ASH!!



Geesh! :lol:
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Re: Ash disposal...what is appropriate?

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:05 pm

SMITTY wrote:I don't know how these rumors get started .... but I have a few guesses. :roll:

These posts keep popping up from time to time, so lets get this straight right here:

Coal ash IS NOT toxic waste!!

IT WON'T KILL YOU ... OR ANYTHING for that matter!!

It's just ASH!!



Geesh! :lol:


thank god for that because Ive been trying to fill the wetland puddle out back with em' :lol:
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Re: Ash disposal...what is appropriate?

PostBy: Beeman On: Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:39 am

Mine go neatly out with the trash. Contractor strength trash bag gets the contents of a galvanized garbage can where hot ashes cool.
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Re: Ash disposal...what is appropriate?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:24 am

Beeman wrote:Mine go neatly out with the trash. Contractor strength trash bag gets the contents of a galvanized garbage can where hot ashes cool.


Last year mine went onto the burn pile at the back of our yard, but this year the ashes are so reduced that I just put them in a plastic garbage bag and set them out with the trash.
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Re: Ash disposal...what is appropriate?

PostBy: oliver power On: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:51 am

Mine go in the driveway.
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Re: Ash disposal...what is appropriate?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:21 am

Mine go to the local MUA in contractor bags. I have to take them there myself as the trash men refused to take the bags I left.

I have however, been considering using it to level my yard since the septic contractor did a bang up job screwing it up. I'm just not sure how it'd work out.
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Re: Ash disposal...what is appropriate?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:47 am

Hey IOF---nothing ventured, nothing gained--- ;)
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Re: Ash disposal...what is appropriate?

PostBy: Chuck_Steak On: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:57 am

The beauty of bagged coal....
I fill the empty bags with the stuff, and it gets hauled away for me
on trash pickup day... :)

Dan
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Re: Ash disposal...what is appropriate?

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:30 am

dcrane wrote:thank god for that because Ive been trying to fill the wetland puddle out back with em'


Doug you shouldn't even JOKE about something like that. You know the kind of "Enviro Nazi's" that live in this state. Do you really want the EPA, DEP, MassCon, Greenpeace, The Committee to Save the Whales, Hispanic Lesbians Against Racism, Bella Abzub and every other fringe lefto whacko group picketing your house over the perceived idea of you dumping coal ash in a wet land area? :D
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