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    Diesel Burner
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    Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    How do you all clean yours out

    Mines is hellish bad for clouds of dust/ashes when taking the tray out the bottom and sliding it into a metal bucket

    Can get away for 3 days without cleaning out but then it needs done just a pain in the arse as it makes so much mess with the dust ect

    Cheers DB

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    applesquasher
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    Wouldn't say it was hellish bad but then I might not be quite that houseproud as some.

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    RGSP
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    We have a flattish galvanised box with lid, big enough to take the whole ash tray out of the stove. Put the ash tray in, close the lid, invert everything and shake, wait a minute for the dust to settle inside, take the tray out. Job done. It's a commercial box which I think goes by the name of "Tippy".

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    recoil
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    I empty our ash pan outside. You've just got to be careful not to drop any on the way out or get a gust of wind blow it into your face.

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    si-mate
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    Into a large carrier bag and slide the contents out rather than tipping them out.

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    4wd
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    Definitely wouldn't be tipping the tray out indoors.
    Usually just carry the whole thing outside when hopefully not too windy.

  7. #7
    RGSP
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    Just checked and found that "Tippys" are still very much available. They really do work very well, and avoid carrying an open ash tray around, indoors or out.
    http://www.tippyash.co.uk/

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    crazy frog
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    Quote Originally Posted by si-mate View Post
    Into a large carrier bag and slide the contents out rather than tipping them out.
    this cant be easy when the stove hasnt been out for several days ??

    crazy

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    brynseiri
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    We have a Charnwood multifuel stove, and it is a piece of sh1t as far as the actual build is. There is no way, in the pit of hell, that the fire bricks can be retained with cement or glue. But the suitcase for emptying the ash is good, but needs practise to get right, and also moving very slowly helps minimise dust. Only other thing is to have a dust extrator in the fireplace!

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    Gee
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  11. #11
    Diesel Burner
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gee View Post

    Now that looks just the job Gee!!

    Do you have one? Up to the job?

    Cheers DB

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    Sh3pherdess
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    I thought you weren't meant to empty them out

    We never do unless chimney being swept. The over flow comes out the front in a pile and I just carefully sweep them into a dustpan and decant into a plastic bag. Our stove is never out in the winter so you couldn't empty it anyway and it doesn't have a tray either :lolk:

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    Gee
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel Burner View Post
    Now that looks just the job Gee!!

    Do you have one? Up to the job?

    Cheers DB
    No, was looking for the one that uses the domestic vacumn, but that came up instead .
    As long it is just ash dust should be ok, and cool!!!!!!!!
    Gee
    Amazon reviews are pRetty poor

  14. #14
    treblesykes
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    I use a fire blanket, lay it on the hearth, pull pan out lay on blanket, wrap blanket over pan, carry the lot outside. tip pan shake blanket done.

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    hilly bill
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    Quote Originally Posted by brynseiri View Post
    We have a Charnwood multifuel stove, and it is a piece of sh1t as far as the actual build is. There is no way, in the pit of hell, that the fire bricks can be retained with cement or glue. But the suitcase for emptying the ash is good, but needs practise to get right, and also moving very slowly helps minimise dust. Only other thing is to have a dust extrator in the fireplace!
    Scrap it and get one of these http://www.dowlingstoves.com/sumo-multifuel-stoves.asp

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    hollister
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    we have one of the ones that uses your vacuum cleaner, works well, doesn't stop all the dust getting through to the vax though. So we now have a devoted vacuum, so buying a combined unit would be better

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    farfrae
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    Quote Originally Posted by brynseiri View Post
    We have a Charnwood multifuel stove, and it is a piece of sh1t as far as the actual build is.

    Which model do you have. I used to have a Charnwood in our old house and it was great. Thinking of getting another so the model you are having problems with would be helpful!

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    friar
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  19. #19
    Badshot
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    I can't really see the point of these things if you keep the fire going 24 hrs a day, the ash will never be cool. Mine would still be capable of getting going again with a good stir up after 48 hrs sometimes, especially if I've been burning hornbeam.
    I have a galvanised bucket which I put the excess ash into, there is always 3-4 inches in the bottom of it. I have one if the little shovels to dig it out with. Sits outside till the ash is cooled then goes into dustbins to go on the veggie garden when I work it in the spring. If it's full of nails it gets sieved first.

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    Panzer III
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    The charnwood ash pan fits inside doubled up supermarket carrier bags, and as long as it is done on the hearth right in front of the open doors, then the draw of the lum takes care of any stray ash. Just make sure you do a tight reef knot in the handles before walking it through the house...

  21. #21
    Ad
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    If youre only burning wood take the grate out and light your wood on the bottom of the stove with a few ashes on to protect the base the wood burns hotter and cleaner and the ashes last about 7 days before it needs cleaning, i use carrier bags & fire shovel as close to the stove as possible then the draw sucks any dust up the chimney, tie the top of the bag.

    Works for me

  22. #22
    Sh3pherdess
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    Found the ash vacuum a bit cheaper on fleabay and free delivery.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2607893032...84.m1439.l2649

    This arrived today, cannot recommend it highly enough, bloomin faab!!

  23. #23
    Courier
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    Better without a grate and an ashpan for wood burning. Once a fortnignt should be enough depending on the quality of the wood.

  24. #24
    Exfarmer
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    Grainstore vac and long hose through the window

    job done

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    Benwales
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    We scrape out our Charnwood Country4 every day. It dosen't seem to draw properly if it's full of ash. Just scrape it out into the pan and carry outside - not much of a prob, so long as it's not windy.

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    lost_in_paperwork
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel Burner View Post
    Now that looks just the job Gee!!

    Do you have one? Up to the job?

    Cheers DB
    Have one of these, 15 from Aldi - simply idea but the filters block up with dust straight away so hopeless!!! Would not recommend

  27. #27
    4wd
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    Re: Ashes out of wood burning stove!!

    I remember trying to imitate the vacuum sweep when doing it myself and that didn't work too good either.
    I think even if the filters don't block or let some fine stuff through somehow, the increased air movement in the room is not generally a good thing.

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