CTriver wrote:I'm wondering if anybody has some type of central vac system.
I put in a central vac about 4 years ago & love it. I use an old 24' plastic pool vacuum hose in the winter to vacuum the stove & around it. ( I save the good hose for upstairs & I lucked out that the pool hose fitting slips right into the wall socket) What I like is whatever isn't captured in the metal canister is vented outside like a clothes drier. I'm always careful to not suck up hot embers since the vac is run throughout the house with pvc piping
I would never empty the ash pan in the house though....Way to dusty. I have a metal ash can right outside the basement walk-out door & dump it outside.