captcaper wrote:The one's who wrote the Harman Manual must be the ones who designed the stove. I love the way ash pan is smaller then the grate area so the ash spilled over the sides and back and make it so you can't put the pan back in. You then have to rake it out making a mess. I tried vacuuming it out but the vacuum filter jams up so ya have to clean that. There is a lip to go over with the rake too...Nice..And the room loves the ash flying every were.This has to be done every other day at least it seems. But Harmon knows everything.
It is annoying that the ash misses the sides of the ash pan. Also, every couple of days I'll scrape the poker along the front of the firebox because the ash builds up & doesn't drop through the grates very well there. I'll notice the coal isn't burning well in front and I'll know it's time for this extra step.
Like WoodnCoal, I also use the flat shovel from the fireplace tools set. A couple of careful scoops along each edge and then carefully placing it them in the ash pan sitting in front of the ash door gets all the missed ash and keeps the dust from flying around (turn off the blower during this "ashing"). I have two ash pans so I set the full one next to the stove to cool before dumping the ash outside and insert the empty one in the stove.