Forgot to put ash pan back in - problem or just a mess?

Forgot to put ash pan back in - problem or just a mess?

PostBy: ErinMarie On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:39 am

My lovely husband did the regular coal routine this morning, but after dumping out the ash he forgot to put the pan back in the stove. This was sometime around 5:30AM. At around 10AM when I let the dog out again, there I saw the ash pan on the back porch. :shock:

I cleaned up all the ash that had spilled into the bottom of the stove and replaced the ash pan. It's running fine...but I'm still gagging on coal dust. :sick: Is this the worst of my trouble? Or is not having the pan in for almost 5 hours a bigger problem than just a mess?
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Re: Forgot to put ash pan back in - problem or just a mess?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:53 am

Just the mess.
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Re: Forgot to put ash pan back in - problem or just a mess?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:53 am

Shouldn't be any problem at all. Did you inspect the sheet metal that the ashpan sits on? (Just to make sure no red-hot coals burned through...very doubtful)
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Re: Forgot to put ash pan back in - problem or just a mess?

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:02 pm

Oops....shouldn't cause any problems...just the mess.
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Re: Forgot to put ash pan back in - problem or just a mess?

PostBy: ErinMarie On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:11 pm

Devil5052 wrote:Shouldn't be any problem at all. Did you inspect the sheet metal that the ashpan sits on? (Just to make sure no red-hot coals burned through...very doubtful)


The ash was cool down on the bottom -- I carefully shoveled it out and then when I realized it wasn't too hot vaccuumed out the entire bottom (then quickly tossed the sweeper bag!). I don't think any hot coals fell down.

Thanks for your replies. :)
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Re: Forgot to put ash pan back in - problem or just a mess?

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:42 pm

just a big mess to clean up
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Re: Forgot to put ash pan back in - problem or just a mess?

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:26 pm

Erin Marie, Just clean up the mess and move on. Maybe give hubby a whack on the back of the head the next time you see him. I know this is off topic here but how do you like your coal heat now that you have been using it for a couple of months?
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Re: Forgot to put ash pan back in - problem or just a mess?

PostBy: beatle78 On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:36 pm

FYI,

No problems since these bad boys are all steel :)

the bottom of my stove needs cleaning every few weeks, which means I do it every few months :D Some coals pile up and fall out of the bin and fly ash accumulates on the bottom as well.

I'm sure he was in a hurry this morning. don't give him to much grief when he gets home OK? :)
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