Grate Shaking--Video of Chimney

Grate Shaking--Video of Chimney

PostBy: Ashcat On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:26 am

I always wondered what, if anything, comes out of the chimney when I shake the grates. I hope that most of the fly ash goes up and out, rather than settle back down at the bottom of the chimney or in the stove. This AM I took some HD video while I shook the grates. I left a window open so you can hear when the grates are being shook.

Looks like a fair amount of ash does indeed come out. I left the camera on when I loaded the stove right after shaking, but that was boring because nothing in the way of smoke came out--so I edited that out.

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Re: Grate Shaking--Video of Chimney

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:53 pm

Interesting video, I've always wondered about that myself, but with the stove in the basement, I couldn't run fast enough to get outside to see it! By the way, did you let your wife off the roof yet? I tried to get mine to sit up there while I was shaking the stove, but she wouldn't go for it. She was muttering something about the 5* temps....whatta wimp. :D
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Re: Grate Shaking--Video of Chimney

PostBy: braindead On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:30 pm

Cool. I always wondered too.
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Re: Grate Shaking--Video of Chimney

PostBy: arcticcatmatt On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:51 pm

If ash comes out of your chimney, where does it settle? On your roof?

I have no ash leaving mine.
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Re: Grate Shaking--Video of Chimney

PostBy: Paulie On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:24 pm

There is your argument for a " girly man" stove. Though I suspect that even when burning, some ash must make it's way
up and out.
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Re: Grate Shaking--Video of Chimney

PostBy: Ashcat On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:28 pm

titleist1 wrote: By the way, did you let your wife off the roof yet?

Amazing how still she can hold the camera, no? :)

arcticcatmatt wrote:If ash comes out of your chimney, where does it settle? On your roof?

I think mostly it's scattered to the four winds, but I do see some fly ash on the deck--not enough for anyone else to notice and comment on. I've noticed, but I'm not intending to bring it up :lol:
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Re: Grate Shaking--Video of Chimney

PostBy: Millworker On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:35 am

Ashcat you're the coolest, with your comprehensive experiments the rest of slackers can just sit back, relax and rely on your data to make our own systems run as efficiently as possible :cheers:

If I were a bettin man I would say you are some sort of scientist or engineer
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Re: Grate Shaking--Video of Chimney

PostBy: Ashcat On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:16 pm

Thanks for the feedback, and :cheers: :cheers: back at you, Millworker. Good guess--for a while after my schooling I did (neuroscience) research, but no longer.
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