Ash pan sizing

Re: Ash pan sizing

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:17 am

Maybe the stove's manufactures and dealers SHOULD have one of their stove in the living room and ""play"" a little times with it. Then they could see how to improve them.
In the old past time, they had only hand fired stoves in the houses and these stoves had to do the job correctly.
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Re: Ash pan sizing

PostBy: Chuck_Steak On: Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:46 pm

anthony7812 wrote:It's not so much as ash quantity the pan can hold,
it's about not having the ash pan wide enough to cover under all the grate area.


I knew what you meant, and I agree 100%.
My ash pan is just a bit small, and the ashes fall to the side,
and rear, meaning you have to shovel those out occasionally,
which creates more dust.. even if you are carefull,
it's nearly unavoidable..

But then, what do you expect from a 2grand+, American product? :o
Dan
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Re: Ash pan sizing

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:19 pm

Even most of the antique stoves had undersized ash pans.

The pan on the left is from the mid size Franco Belge and the pan on the right is from the Glenwood Modern Oak which is a larger stove. The franco pan is deeper and holds more needing only one cleaning per day. They both pretty much catch all the ashes.
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Re: Ash pan sizing

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:59 pm

One of the advantages of my Hitzer 50-93 ash pan is that it is 3 sided so I can basically use it shovel style for any ash that has dropped in the rear. It has a wire handle attached from the factory which is nothing but a nuisance, soooo, off it came.
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Re: Ash pan sizing

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:16 pm

cool Fred :D My ash pan used to be 4 sided but I cut off a side for "shoveling" ashes under the grates. BUT more importantly, when I empty my ash pan into my galvanized ash can the ash slides off the pan quickly then I lid the can before the ash dust is able to mushroom cloud up and out into the basement. Its a very precise choreographed motion with one hand dumping the ash pan and the other sliding the lid over the ash can :D My wife thought it was a good idea. My normal reply is that I'm full of em :lol:
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Re: Ash pan sizing

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:12 am

Nice Lee. Yep, that ash situation can be kept to a real minimum. :)
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Re: Ash pan sizing

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:41 am

Fake numbers here but if you grate area is 24 inches why wouldnt your ash pan be at the minimum 28 inches? I guess I R dumb.
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Re: Ash pan sizing

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:05 am

I don't know---can you get a 28" thing in a 24" something or other??? toothy
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Re: Ash pan sizing

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:21 am

freetown fred wrote:One of the advantages of my Hitzer 50-93 ash pan is that it is 3 sided so I can basically use it shovel style for any ash that has dropped in the rear. It has a wire handle attached from the factory which is nothing but a nuisance, soooo, off it came.


good idea fred, been wondering why such a nuisance was ever put there.. way to hot there to grab handle without a glove on,, also an accidental dump really sucks...
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Re: Ash pan sizing

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:43 am

freetown fred wrote:I don't know---can you get a 28" thing in a 24" something or other??? toothy


hey buddy you've never heard the song "fat bottemed girls" toothy :punk:
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Re: Ash pan sizing

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:14 am

INDEED I have :clap: toothy
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Re: Ash pan sizing

PostBy: Vinmaker On: Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:26 pm

Sure wished my pan was larger than the grates also. The pan is too narrow and spills over the edges. :(

My Stove cranks and burns coal well. That is really all that should matter i guess. :)
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