Ashes, ashes, ashes! I have SIX 42-gallon contractor bags full of ashes in the garage. I was using them to fill potholes and spread on the ice, but once the temps got cold and I started burning harder, I was producing a metal garbage can of ash every 1 to 1.5 weeks! I couldn't fill the potholes (since they were filled with frozen water and covered with snow), and spreading them on the driveway was a messy, messy chore (especially if there was the slightest wind). So my solution was to transfer them from the metal garbage can to plastic contractor bags and save them for Spring when the potholes show themselves again.
As for the Spring 503 cleanout, what are everyones' plans? I was going to scrape any accumulated fly ash, vacuum it out good, spray the internal surfaces with WD-40, and hang a 40-watt light bulb inside. I was also going to touch up all the nicks and scrapes on the outside with stove paint. Am I missing anything, or is this the normal routine?