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Tips For Dealing With Ashes From a Woodstove or Fireplace

Casa Quickie: Ashes, Ashes

Thanks to chilly temperatures, fireplaces and woodstoves across the country are in frequent use. As much as we all enjoy a roaring fire, the after effects are a pile of ashes in the firebox or fireplace. To make the task of dealing less odious, try these tips:

  • Remove small amounts of ashes often. Try to take ashes out of the fireplace or stove every morning before you start a new fire.
  • Only store your ashes in a lidded metal container. Why? Ashes can sometimes contain live coals, which are a fire hazard. And just as dangerous is the carbon monoxide that is released from ashes. So stash your ashes outdoors in a covered metal container to minimize danger.

What tips can you share for dealing with ashes? Anything you've tried that's particularly helpful?

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