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Old 06-03-2008, 10:07 PM
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It's a great way to start a fire -- that is if you have a separate fireplace, or a charcoal grill where you can use the hot coals -- not in your garage. :-)
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:13 PM
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I worry a bit about that. Recently in Milwaukee we had guy that left his hot coals in his grill overnight. Next day he figured they'd be cool enough and dumped them in his garbage can next to garage. Later that night garage caught on fire. Coals stay hot long time...
My neighbor a few houses down did the same thing a few years back. Pretty much got a new home. My wife cleaned out the fireplace and put the bucket right next to the wood shed - needless to say it hasn't happened again

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Old 06-04-2008, 03:51 AM
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As a newbie, I have to ask...If there's no ash chute it appears folks are using shovels or their peels to scoop out coals/ashes. Obviously they have to go into metal container...is a metal garbage can sufficient? I'm wondering if dumping hot coals into a galvanized can "trashes" the can. Does the can last? Do folks have a preference to size? shape? I imagine a medium size square-shaped can would be ideal...not too large to handle and able to hold up to landing to shovel coals into.

As I design my WFO/bbq layout I'd like to include storage spaces for wood, tools, ash can, etc. so I'd like to find out as much as I can. Thanks, Craig
just make sure the container is metal and yes, the hot coals do trash it!
My first ash container was an old Corona bucket but scarred by the coals.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:21 AM
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Here are the photos of the alternative design. Sadly not my idea, got it from a building instruction CD from a guy ia OZ named Rado. The ash drops into its own chamber below and can be cleaned out from the side. The photos show the bricks around the chamber and also the sideways block and void at the side. He builds nice ovens and was very helpful when I built mine....way back then!
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