dust control

dust control

PostBy: friendsville BoB On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:03 pm

Wonder if you have a problem with dust? my stove is in a finished basement and when I clean n out the ash(twice daily).I get clouds of dust when I pull out the ash that misses the cleanout tray..Anyway to keep it down Thanks
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Re: dust control

PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:55 pm

Use a vacuum with HEPA filter to clean up when removing the pan (just don't suck up any hot coals! :shock: ). Also dump the pan outside not in the house. :)
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: dust control

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:02 pm

My stove is in my dining room and I clean out the fly ash that falls outside of the ash pan once a week with a shop vac with a drywall dust filter in it. The drywall bags are a little pricy but if you are cheap errr I mean frugal like me when the bag is full I take it outside away from the house and cut a slit it it and empty it, then I use good old duct tape and tape the slit up and get another use out of the bag before I discard it.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer


Re: dust control

PostBy: billw On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:56 pm

gambler wrote:My stove is in my dining room and I clean out the fly ash that falls outside of the ash pan once a week with a shop vac with a drywall dust filter in it. The drywall bags are a little pricy but if you are cheap errr I mean frugal like me when the bag is full I take it outside away from the house and cut a slit it it and empty it, then I use good old duct tape and tape the slit up and get another use out of the bag before I discard it.


Just dump it out of the end of the bag. No sense to wasting good duct tape. :)
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: dust control

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:19 pm

billw wrote:
gambler wrote:My stove is in my dining room and I clean out the fly ash that falls outside of the ash pan once a week with a shop vac with a drywall dust filter in it. The drywall bags are a little pricy but if you are cheap errr I mean frugal like me when the bag is full I take it outside away from the house and cut a slit it it and empty it, then I use good old duct tape and tape the slit up and get another use out of the bag before I discard it.


Just dump it out of the end of the bag. No sense to wasting good duct tape. :)


A little easier said than done and a lot more dusty! Believe me I have tried.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: dust control

PostBy: av8r On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:31 pm

For your shop vac, buy a CleanStream filter made by WL Gore. I've had one for about 11 years now. 3 houses, many, many renovation projects, all you do is hose it out when it's dirty, let it dry and it's like new again. Also, you can literally fill the cannister with drywall dust or fly ash and the filter loses very little suction.

http://www.cleanstream.com/
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: dust control

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:41 pm

av8r wrote:For your shop vac, buy a CleanStream filter made by WL Gore. I've had one for about 11 years now. 3 houses, many, many renovation projects, all you do is hose it out when it's dirty, let it dry and it's like new again. Also, you can literally fill the cannister with drywall dust or fly ash and the filter loses very little suction.

http://www.cleanstream.com/


May have to give one a try!
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: dust control

PostBy: smith10210 On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:18 pm

I just use a good filter for my Rigid shop vac it's the one priced a little less than the hepa forget the model Home Depot has them. Supposed to work with drywall and ash. I haven't had any problems and just wash it when need. I also bought a attachment that went on the end of the hose which brought the size down to a inch or so and put about 3' of clear hose on it to vacuum out the exhaust chambers and my baro work's great..
smith10210
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: dust control

PostBy: Ed.A On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:17 am

I dump my pan once a day (I also turn my blower off to stop air flow) so dust hasn't been an issue at all. The wife cannot believe how much cleaner Coal is compared to wood.
I Vacuum once a week as well, no use letting the fine Fly to build up in and around the box.
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: dust control

PostBy: TCOAL On: Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:17 am

Have a dvc-500. Only dust I get is filling hopper with coal. Is it safe to spray coal with vegatable only before
filling hopper. I tried this and it did control the dust.
TCOAL
 
Stove/Furnace Make: dvc-500

Re: dust control

PostBy: Ed.A On: Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:58 am

TCOAL wrote:Have a dvc-500. Only dust I get is filling hopper with coal. Is it safe to spray coal with vegatable only before
filling hopper. I tried this and it did control the dust.


Hmmm, do you have bags or bulk? Either way, if you pre-oil (or pre water) I don't see where your getting dust.
Anyhow, do a search on here, there is a member who made a wicked cool bucket with a lid and a piece of PVC pipe to solve his issues with dust. Check it out.
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: dust control

PostBy: beatle78 On: Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:14 am

Coal Bucket with Dust Control!!!!

This is on my TODO list!

http://nepacrossroads.com/post13346.htm ... ket#p13346
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker KA-4

Re: dust control

PostBy: spc On: Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:24 am

I made this, cut and wrapped a piece of formica. I find if you fill a 1/2 full hopper you get less dust. Passed the wife :hammer: test, she is a clean freak :inlove:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: dust control

PostBy: friendsville BoB On: Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:07 pm

thanks to all, cant wait to try those new filters von my shop vac...also will try leaving the ash that misses the tray in the stove longer then I've been doing..
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