ASH VACUUM CLEANING FOR ASH PAN IN STOVE

ASH VACUUM CLEANING FOR ASH PAN IN STOVE

PostBy: spaserg On: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:18 pm

Hello! I HATE small grey dust from ash pan.All my bacemet covered after winter with thin layer of dust . I have MarkIII stove, ash pan smaller than stove grate poening and ash falling around it. After shaking down ash from grates and take out pan I have a lot of ash dust inside my stove, so I use small shovell to clean it. At this moment dust statr flying , no matter how careful I do it. If Anybody use ash vacuum cleaner? like Chita or Cougar, with stainless steel body.They insist ash do not come out their filters,usual vacuum cleaners (like Rigid or even Rainbow ) just spray dust around.Any toughts?? Thanks.Serge.
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Re: ASH VACUUM CLEANING FOR ASH PAN IN STOVE

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:26 pm

I put in a central vac system (myself...pretty easy to do in a ranch) & while I'm careful to make sure there are no hot embers, I vacuum mine out at the end of every season. (The dust either goes into the main bucket (in an attached shed) or gets blown out via a dryer-like vent on the side of the house) I use it all winter to vacuum the top of the stove, the 6" stovepipe & all around it. I dont think any filter can catch all the fine dust but maybe you could jury-rig a short exhaust hose to blow the finer dust outside.
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Re: ASH VACUUM CLEANING FOR ASH PAN IN STOVE

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:04 pm

If you use a shop vac or equal, use a Drywall or equal fine filter for getting the fine ash and not blowing it thru the normal filters....and back all over evrything
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Re: ASH VACUUM CLEANING FOR ASH PAN IN STOVE

PostBy: spc On: Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:06 pm

WNY wrote:If you use a shop vac or equal, use a Drywall or equal fine filter for getting the fine ash and not blowing it thru the normal filters....and back all over evrything
Yes that's what I did with my Rigid vac. I bought the fine disposable dust bag for it. Be careful though Rigid only makes the disposable bags for certain model vacs. Got mine at Home Depot.
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