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Ash Trap
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Robert    Posted 08-16-2004 at 18:48:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Looking for a ash trap that I can scoop the ashes from wood stove. Any help is appreciated. See photo. http://www.woodheat.org/tips/ashfetish.htm


deadcarp    Posted 08-17-2004 at 07:21:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ashes aren't particularly heavy. I'd make one but that's me. I formed a hollow-handled ash shovel from old roofing and it's stiff enough to carry them.(patterned after a flimsy store-bought shovel, i snipped out a flat pattern & made the bends on the wood splitter. You can bend sheet metal under a car tire too, using boards for dies. In fact i've recycled old corrugated barn roofing by flattening the sheets on the driveway with the john deere.) Depending on exactly how deep and accesible your ash pit, no reason one couldn't be made from similar sheet metal. Or you could modify a pooper scooper or grain scoop by adding a lid.

Course i have a metal ash pail in front of the furnace and the ash drawer slides out so everything's handy but we generate an oil drum of ashes in like 2 months when the thing's working. :)




Clod    Posted 08-16-2004 at 18:50:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
That seems to be easy to build.I will see what site you put in that spot up there.


Sid    Posted 08-16-2004 at 21:54:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clod that is a clever idea


Clod    Posted 08-16-2004 at 18:57:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Why nor raise the firewood up on a steel screen enough to get a steel rake under that to rake the ashes out while the good stuff stays above? That is what i do in the BBQ pits. The steel screen is what we call expanded metal here.But your idea works and if you like to do it that way then you have no problem.


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