dumb award today goes to me....

dumb award today goes to me....

PostBy: dtzackus On: Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:25 pm

Woke up this morning, shook the coal stove, took the coal pan with ashes outsides, the ash bucket was completely full after I dumped the "new" ashes.

Put the ash bucket in the back of the truck, mind you in the backseat of the cab with the seat flipped up. Mind you I typically take the recyclables out with the ash and put everything in the box of the truck, but I had work and was kinda in a hurry.

Went to work. Left work. Took a different way home to dump the ashes, went around a very sharp corner and heard a horrilble noise.

Ash pan flipped over and lost at least 1/4 of it's ashes. Pulled over, cursed outloud, took the ash to the local place and went to the nearest car wash, I am sure they will be happy I picked them tomorrow morning.

O well, truck needed a good vacuuming anyway...

Ugh...
dtzackus
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar LCC
Stove/Furnace Make: Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: LCC

Re: dumb award today goes to me....

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:22 pm

at least you closed the ash pan door? 8-)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: dumb award today goes to me....

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:33 pm

HAHAHA not laughin at you, laughin with you :D I have so many spackle buckets and no lids. My old Craftsman shop vac has a good enough filter for dust, this whole place could use a coal ash vacuuming....
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Re: dumb award today goes to me....

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:12 am

Oh man!

The only people that don't make mistakes are those that are doing nothing.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: dumb award today goes to me....

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:57 am

well at least there were no hot coals in the can...
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: dumb award today goes to me....

PostBy: blrman07 On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:07 am

I haven't done that one yet but it was close.

I had a ford ranger with the sliding window in the rear glass for ventilation. We burned our old Yellow Flame stoker year round and I had let ash accumulate in buckets last summer as we used it for DHW. I decided to load up the truck with the buckets and take them and dump them at the township site. They put ash on the road as non-skid during the winter time. I had a completely full bed of ash in buckets.

It was a warm day so I slid open the little window in the rear glass and BINGO. All the air came rushing in accompanied by a HUGE cloud of ash that just kept coming. I got my arm back there and slid the little window shut but by that time it was too late. After dumping the ash I went back home and got the leaf blower and blew out the cab as well as I could then got the all surface glass cleaner and went to work. My little 20 minute task turned into 4 hours. :mad:

Rev. Larry
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Econo 1 stove
Coal Size/Type: Rice in the LL and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: dumb award today goes to me....

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:27 am

buffalo bob wrote:well at least there were no hot coals in the can...


My brother gave a whompin big woodstove to one of his nephews in Johnson City, NY. They put it in their detached garage. Neat house, it had an underground tunnel from the basement going into the garage. The kid took ashes out of the stove, put them in a spackle bucket and left. Almost burned the garage down- hot coals in the bucket. :o That kid is a very big man actually; but my other nephews and neices still tease him about that incident :D
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Re: dumb award today goes to me....

PostBy: hcarlow On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:44 pm

Had a friend who put some wood ashes in a bucket and put them under his deck . It wasn't to long after we responded to his house for a deck fire which almost got into his house . He never did live that one down as he was a firefighter also .
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: dumb award today goes to me....

PostBy: joeq On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:40 pm

dtzackus wrote:Ash pan flipped over and lost at least 1/4 of it's ashes. Pulled over, cursed outloud, took the ash to the local place and went to the nearest car wash, I am sure they will be happy I picked them tomorrow morning.
O well, truck needed a good vacuuming anyway...
Ugh...


Like to hear these stories, being new to this myself. I'm sure it wouldn't be long before something like this would happen to me. Thanx for not being too proud to admit it dt, so some of us can learn by it. I'm sure my antics, being what they are, it won't be long until I'll be wearing my dunce hat again. And I'll be sure to share it. :oops:
Last edited by joeq on Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:16 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: dumb award today goes to me....

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:30 pm

No matter what you do, somebody has done something worse. A friend's wife put the wood stove ashes in a PAPER BAG and set it on an enclosed porch. Luckily they noticed it before the porch caught fire.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: dumb award today goes to me....

PostBy: Chiefcamper On: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:37 pm

That's pretty funny compared to how I thought the story would end :) with your truck catching fire.

Last year I was driving a quad up steel ramps onto the back of my truck. The truck was parked nose first under a carport. As my head approached the face of the carport, my buddy yelled and I was able to duck fast enough to prevent snapping my head off. All while both our wive's watched. Coulda put more thought into that one.

It's fun to go over mistakes we've made LOL
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