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Re: Ash

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:32 pm

The hell with ALGORE!!!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Ash

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:37 pm

mmcoal wrote:I know we have gone over coal ash uses, but does anyone know if it is actually safe to keep spreading in a driveway or in a pile in the backyard? Doesn't it produce acid when it gets wet? I have plenty of areas on my property for the ashes, but I want to make sure it won't hurt my ground water in the long run. Thanks, Chris

I take my ash to the township building where they mix it with rock salt and spread it on the roads when it snows. Most of the local towns still have curbside pickup of ashes just like garbage. On ash day you drive down the road and see ash tubs by the curb instead of garbage cans.

If you have a drilled well; the well driller who drilled my well said they drill to solid rock and then they case and seal it to that point (50’ – 60’ around here, varies depending where you are) your well water comes from below that point, they do not want surface water to be getting into the well so I would not worry about that.

What would you do with a big pile of ash in the back yard? Considering you don’t have a plan for them, the dirt factor and your uneasiness about having them around I can’t blame you for sending them out with the garbage. If it works for you I’m happy, you’re happy, we’re all happy. :)
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Re: Ash

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:45 pm

MM, I've been filling pot holes in the yard for years--the grass comes back up & it works real well, I also do my gravel drive---I do have a roller & use it behind my lawn tractor on my whole back yard down to the barn, I throw some in the veggy garden area--ya ever seen a 2 ft. ear of corn??? Me neither :clap: toothy
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Re: Ash

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:35 am

ash mixed in with garden soil is great for tomatoes they luv acidic soil...you will get fruit the size of basketballs...
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Re: Ash

PostBy: mmcoal On: Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:47 am

Thanks for all the replies. I didn't think Al Gore was gonna get a call over all this, but at least I feel easier now filling in the upper driveway. Anyone ever try epsom salt on their pepper plants? I tried it last year and I got some of the heartiest pepper plants I ever seen that were producing until the first real frost. Anyway, Thanks again.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
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Re: Ash

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:10 pm

Hambden Bob wrote:I just got of the Horn with 'Ol Pal ALGORE.


Next time you get Al on the phone just keep yelling TIPPER throughout the phone call and blame it on your tourette syndrome! It will knock his thought process off kilter. ;)
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
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Re: Ash

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:48 am

titleist1 wrote:
Hambden Bob wrote:I just got of the Horn with 'Ol Pal ALGORE.


Next time you get Al on the phone just keep yelling TIPPER throughout the phone call and blame it on your tourette syndrome! It will knock his thought process off kilter. ;)


Well Clinton stopped calling me ... I answer the phone not with "Hello" but with "Blue dress!" ....

And the ash? Not a worry .. its non-haz waste ... I don't wear a respirator .. using one is likely more dangerous then the danger from thr ash.
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