Fire Mgt. Ash question

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Re: Fire Mgt. Ash question

Postby Doozy-Q » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:20 pm

Chasdev wrote:I think any aspect of the fuel that affects burn rate is worth consideration.
Heck, I may switch to his brand of beer just to see what happens!


Aaron Franklin is drinking Real Ale's Hans Pils. I've been know to drive over the border from Louisiana top stock up on this fantastic brew. :lol:
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Re: Fire Mgt. Ash question

Postby rickhdz36 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:49 am

I was having this issue also. My ash shovel did not fit under the grate to scoop the ash out, ended up using the handle side to scoop out some ash.

What i did was get 4 Stainless steel bolts, 8 nuts and 8 washers and placed one on each corner of the grate. I was able to raise the fire grate up at least 2" and my shovel fit a lot easier and it had better air flow. Its also adjustable so you can raise it as much as the bolt allows but also lower it. I will try to get a pic if you can picture what I am talking about.

As far as removing ash, I usually go down the middle to open up to allow better air and just pull out the ash that is towards the front of the fire box. I have a small stainless steel trash can I fill with some water and pull the ash into it. The can usually sits in front of the fire box in case any embers decide to fall out while im not watching.
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Re: Fire Mgt. Ash question

Postby Chasdev » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:05 am

Best way to deal with embers/coals jumping out of the firebox is one of those large galvanized automotive drip pans sold at O-riley's and Autozone.
Place it so it extends under the firebox door..
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Re: Fire Mgt. Ash question

Postby golfguy » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:42 am

rickhdz36 wrote:I was having this issue also. My ash shovel did not fit under the grate to scoop the ash out, ended up using the handle side to scoop out some ash.

What i did was get 4 Stainless steel bolts, 8 nuts and 8 washers and placed one on each corner of the grate. I was able to raise the fire grate up at least 2" and my shovel fit a lot easier and it had better air flow. Its also adjustable so you can raise it as much as the bolt allows but also lower it. I will try to get a pic if you can picture what I am talking about.

As far as removing ash, I usually go down the middle to open up to allow better air and just pull out the ash that is towards the front of the fire box. I have a small stainless steel trash can I fill with some water and pull the ash into it. The can usually sits in front of the fire box in case any embers decide to fall out while im not watching.


Thanks for the idea, I'm gonna give that a try.
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Re: Fire Mgt. Ash question

Postby kenrockwall » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:04 pm

I use a fireplace shovel, poker and welding gloves to remove ash on those long cooks. I have a grate that I can move from the front to back as it sits on the sides of curved firebox. With gloves on, I use the poker to move the grate forward and lift it as high as I need to use the shovel to remove ash into a metal bucket. Only took 1 time to not use the gloves to go into the garage and get them. :whiteflag:

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