Hands off my ash

Hands off my ash

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Fri May 16, 2008 11:34 pm

Has anyone come up with a good idea for an automatic ash remover. I know there are manufactured ones. Is there any pictures out there that can be shared with the know nothing crowd. I'd like to see a picture of anything that removes ashes automatically. Doesn't mean everyone has to post a picture of your ol' lady or kid. Ok,,if the dog can then he deserves the spotlight :) Scott
Last edited by Scottscoaled on Fri May 16, 2008 11:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Hands off my ash

PostBy: Sting On: Fri May 16, 2008 11:54 pm

Ill go first !

My fault tolerant never fail metal bushel basket!

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Re: Hands off my ash

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Fri May 16, 2008 11:58 pm

Automatically? :) Scott
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Re: Hands off my ash

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat May 17, 2008 1:33 am

Your pretty much left with using an auger because its the only thing that will be able to contain the dust. Your also going to have different situations for the location of each furnace in each home... If you really wanted to do this you'd have to plan for it from the start and place the furnace close to a wall that was accessible outside.

If I was going to do this I'd set the furnace up 2 or 3 courses of block to make room for the auger system. I'd leave the original base intact and just leave the bottom open so the ashes could fall into the auger hopper. I'd still make it usable so you could use a ash pan if you had too. From there you'd just run the auger out the wall to garbage pails or ash cans outside set it up on timer to run once a day for whatever amount of time.

If you're building a new house, new boiler install or have a very large building its really something to consider but otherwise it really isn't worth the effort or expense IMO.
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Re: Hands off my ash

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sat May 17, 2008 7:06 am

Perry Webb Connediyeu Estate 80 Bowen Lane Turbotville 17772 (570) 437-2888

Contact Perry. He has some Amish guys that make automatic ash removal systems for him. There is one lady using the system for a 6 unit apartment building and it works flawlessly. Perry can tell you about her experience.
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Re: Hands off my ash

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sat May 17, 2008 7:10 am

My ash removal system was manufactured in the '50s and she does a pretty good job at it.
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Re: Hands off my ash

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat May 17, 2008 8:08 am

I have a pretty simple & inexpensive electrical ash clean out system I designed: I have a small doorbell button next to my bed. I simply press the button once & the ashes are all cleaned out! (the button is attached to a 12 volt circuit that administers a mild shock to a slave we keep chained in the basement near the stove!)
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Re: Hands off my ash

PostBy: Sting On: Sat May 17, 2008 8:33 am

stokerscot wrote:Automatically? :) Scott


Image Yes Automatically

The basket automatically fills when I apply full scoops of ash to it!
Oh what did I start again?
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Re: Hands off my ash

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat May 17, 2008 10:29 pm

Hey Sting,,,, :D I'm glad you decided to automatically haul ash!!!!! :nana: :) Scott
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