Dust control

Re: Dust control

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:37 am

M, I hate to be the grimm reaper, but machines will never replace common sense. You've been given some suggestions on how to cut way down on your dust, using it. If you continue to empty inside, you will always have the same problem. Ash/dust will have to get TO the ceiling for that to work & it definitely is not a catch all.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Dust control

PostBy: warminmn On: Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:44 am

I agree.

I did remember something else. Hitzer sells these ash totes. I am not sure how these work but maybe someone here has used them and can tell us? Gotta be cheaper than the filter and would probably work better if you can sit the pan into it. (Again Im not sure how these work) http://www.hitzer.com/products/accessor ... -Ash-Tote/
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Other Heating: wood

Re: Dust control

PostBy: mef18210 On: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:36 am

I know I need to stop being lazy lol, just was curious if anyone ever used a similar product to help with dust. I'm going to look into the large ash bin and maybe when I finish framing basement make an area for emptying ashes with an exhaust fan to create a vacuum to pull ashes outside when I am lazy. Thank you everyone for the help and ideas
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut

Re: Dust control

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:35 am

In the meantime, until you get something workable rigged up. You can probably just open the load door and dump your ashes slowly right in front of it. The draft should pull 90% of the dust right up the chimney.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
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Re: Dust control

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:38 pm

Nice M, that sounds like it will work well--KISS
mef18210 wrote:I know I need to stop being lazy lol, just was curious if anyone ever used a similar product to help with dust. I'm going to look into the large ash bin and maybe when I finish framing basement make an area for emptying ashes with an exhaust fan to create a vacuum to pull ashes outside when I am lazy. Thank you everyone for the help and ideas
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Dust control

PostBy: tcalo On: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:52 pm

Emptying ash inside...that's border line crazy... :shock:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Baseburners & Antiques: Our Glenwood 109
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

Re: Dust control

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:32 pm

Here's a little experiment, it requires a 200 + lumen LEN light,some ash and your eyes .

Go outside on a clear windless winter night and dump a handful of ash on the ground from 3-6 " up, sort of what you would do dumping ash.

Then immediately thereafter shine the light above the ash pile now on the ground & watch how long it takes the tiny ash particles to dissipate.

Record your data in your mind as a function of # particulates as a function of cubic feet per sec post ash dump.

Then think about what is happening in your house with you breathing it not to mention Ivan the Great your prize Husky dog.

:D

Ug
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Re: Dust control

PostBy: Rich W. On: Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:26 pm

I put my ash can on top of a five foot aluminum step ladder and empty into it just above my height (6'1"). The heat of the ash causes an upward plume of dust higher than my head, and I stand aside to the wind, if any. This works well, but I still wear a respirator when I'm doing it.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Vigilant Multi-Fuel (coal for me); Vermont Castings Vigilant 2310 in the shop
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: System 2000 Oil Burner; VC Resolute Woodstove (sold) Jotul 8 Woodstove (sold)


Re: Dust control

PostBy: Doby On: Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:54 pm

Rich W. wrote:I put my ash can on top of a five foot aluminum step ladder and empty into it just above my height (6'1"). The heat of the ash causes an upward plume of dust higher than my head, and I stand aside to the wind, if any. This works well, but I still wear a respirator when I'm doing it.



You have got to be kidding
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Kast console and Alaska Channing III
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: oil but not much

Re: Dust control

PostBy: Rich W. On: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:26 am

NOPE! I've got the lungs of a baby! You?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Vigilant Multi-Fuel (coal for me); Vermont Castings Vigilant 2310 in the shop
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: System 2000 Oil Burner; VC Resolute Woodstove (sold) Jotul 8 Woodstove (sold)

Re: Dust control

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:47 am

When our common sense modems kick in--many different individual levels of that!! :roll: --we do what we need to do. :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Dust control

PostBy: Doby On: Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:24 am

Rich W. wrote:NOPE! I've got the lungs of a baby! You?


I just stand up wind take a deep breath, dump and walk away
Doby
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Kast console and Alaska Channing III
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: oil but not much

Re: Dust control

PostBy: Alvin On: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:30 am

I to get a ridiculous amount of dust (coal ash) around my house an basement. My first problem was me being lazy and dumping the ash pan into buckets in the basement. Next I shovelled the ash still storing up to much dust it's best to just walk the ask pan outside. I also get dust when I shake the grates with the top door open. I now oil my coal with used peanut oil before taking it into the basement. I carry my ash pan out daily I do not shovel ashes and if I do clean the stove with a shovel I use a second shovel to push the ash off the first shovel instead of dumping the shovel. I had no typ of filter on my blower that did not help things.
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Re: Dust control

PostBy: Cuzz01 On: Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:34 pm

I connected a vac to a piece of plastic pipe drilled hole and capped the end 1st year.

This year I added a shroud curved over hopper. Vac on when dumping, seems to help.
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Re: Dust control

PostBy: Alvin On: Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:03 pm

Very nice idea I have seen a lot of guys using the plastic tubing to transfer coal with a shop vac seems to work well I may try to build one
Alvin