Ash Can Modification

Re: Ash Can Modification

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:27 am

I handle my ashes like toxic waste until I get outside...no matter how careful you are, dumping them into a different can creates a cloud of dust.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Ash Can Modification

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:35 am

My cool little ash can lid door works pretty good lol. Yeah, gettin down to zero dust at dumping will require some negative pressure in the ash can by attaching a shop vac hose to the the other side of the lid.

You probably noticed how shallow my ash pan is. Don't wanna make a trip outside at every shake down :D
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Ash Can Modification

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:37 am

Wow love it, I have a spray bottle of water and I spray as I dump it helps.
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Re: Ash Can Modification

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:42 am

Oops double post.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Ash Can Modification

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:45 am

michaelanthony wrote:Wow love it, I have a spray bottle of water I and spray as I dump it helps.

Careful lol. You know what ash and water make right? Alien blood hahaha
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Ash Can Modification

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:54 am

Lightning wrote:
michaelanthony wrote:Wow love it, I have a spray bottle of water I and spray as I dump it helps.

Careful lol. You know what ash and water make right? Alien blood hahaha


I know what you are saying and often wonder why folks dump ash in the driveway, we do get some moisture out side in the north east! :lol: Dorothy My tire are melting, they're melting oh no...
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Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
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Re: Ash Can Modification

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:44 am

Lightning wrote:My cool little ash can lid door works pretty good lol. Yeah, gettin down to zero dust at dumping will require some negative pressure in the ash can by attaching a shop vac hose to the the other side of the lid.

You probably noticed how shallow my ash pan is. Don't wanna make a trip outside at every shake down :D


Fair enough. I have 7 1-bushel tubs, enough for a week in January.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Ash Can Modification

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:47 am

Lightning wrote:Don't wanna make a trip outside at every shake down :D


:idea: How about a second ash pan! i swap them out, let the one cool for a few hours and take it outside later in the day when it's convenient to dump. the empty one then sits next to the stove waiting for its turn.
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Re: Ash Can Modification

PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:53 pm

Beeing a ""frosted"" northern Québecois, I never went out to empty the ash pan.
I installed the old kitchen stove's fan (a 2 squirel cages one) vertically at the back of the ash can, placed a air Handler filter 5" x 20" in front of the fan. I try to dump the ash as fast as possible but without disturbing it too much, then put the lid back as fast as possible. The dust is collected in the filter.
I have 3 dust cans so I just fill them about +/- 1/2 full.
Next step could be a lid like yours.
Will you get the lid motorized :idea: one of these days when alone in your house? :D
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Re: Ash Can Modification

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:13 pm

Actually Nortcan, I was considering a motorized grate shaker made out of a jig saw motor :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Ash Can Modification

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:46 pm

Lightning wrote:Actually Nortcan, I was considering a motorized grate shaker made out of a jig saw motor :lol:


:lol: The wheels are always spinnin' aren't they, kind of like a room full of cannibals with insomnia!........... who's there?....... what was that? :rofl:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
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Re: Ash Can Modification

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:21 pm

Hahaha!!! That's awesome... :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Ash Can Modification

PostBy: joeq On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:41 pm

You really must be bored Lee. Or very ambitious. you guys keep talking about some add ons, how about a dust port from a wood working dust collector, hooked to your shop vac, with a foot operated sw to turn it on when dumping?
P.S. I also like your new avatar Lee. Always keeping us guessing. :)
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Re: Ash Can Modification

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:45 pm

joeq wrote:You really must be bored Lee. Or very ambitious. you guys keep talkin, about some add ons, how about a dust port from a wood working dust collector, hooked to your shop vac, with a foot operated sw to turn it on when dumping?
P.S. I also like your new avatar Lee. Always keeping us guessing. :)


Ah, it seems my passion for tinkering has been rekindled a bit from my younger days, since taking on the hobby of coal burning hahaha.

The avatar picture I took with my Samsung Galaxy 3. They put a nice camera on these phones with some cool features 8-)

I like yours too :D
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Ash Can Modification

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:29 pm

I've always had what may amount to an unfounded concern that an ash tub will emit CO if left out to cool within the confines of the house. Should I have this concern? It sure would be nice to let a few ash tubs sit around until the weekend.
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