Mark II Ash Control Plan

Mark II Ash Control Plan

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:27 pm

Lots of great discussion here and the following is offered to help all of us out. Any improvements or negatives are really welcome to minimize ash flying around.

After a lot of thought and understanding that it's going to be tuff getting extra any factory ash pans from Harmon, several stores were visited and qty 8 2" high steel teflon coated baking pans were purchased for 3 bucks each. They fit pretty well in the Mark II stove ( 15.5" wide and 10.5" deep) and the height and depth is less than the factory pan so air flow should not be negatively affected.

Plan is to remove the pan once a day and carefully place put the pan into a galvinized garbage pail that lies at a 30 degree or so angle (supported by a metal frame ).Pail cover then goes on. I'm planning to let 5-6 days worth of ash and pans accumulate in the barrel and on a sunny weekend day take the whole thing out of the bilco door. Goal is not to go outside every night to dump or get some ash in the basement air from dumping the ash pan.

Hope this helps others. Am I missing anything ?
Uglysquirrel
 
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Mark II Ash Control Plan

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:37 pm

What you need is a lid with a larger funnel on one end but you'd have to manufacture it yourself. Then you cut a hole in the top of garbage can. Insert the funnel into the garbage can and no mess at all. All the dust will be contained in the garbage can.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Mark II Ash Control Plan

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:33 pm

ahhhh ha, so then you can get by with one ash pan at minimum, two makes it easy. A cover with a funnel on one end. like I say, man o' man, you guys are smart. It seems a lot of good ideas are being talked about nowadays.Thanks, Mr. site admin expert.
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Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

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Re: Mark II Ash Control Plan

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:10 am

I'm pretty sure that's not my idea and someone else mentioned it. With something like that you could probably have the can right in the house.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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