What to do with fireplace ashes. Diy a high end look with an inexpensive fireplace. Use wood ashes to. With tools in hand you are now ready to remove ashes from your fireplace.
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Now during winter months wood fires may be constant or with very little downtime between fires. We have been collecting ashes from kathleens fireplace in a large trashcan in the garage. If possible wait 24 hours after the last fire burned in the fireplace.
Unlike ashes you cant use flames any place except in the fireplace. A cord of firewood can produce 50 pounds of ashesa formidable heap of soot but also a great source for mineral rich dust that has practical uses. This gives time for the ashes and any remaining pieces of wood to have cooled down.
I put mine on the garden and in the chicken yard keeps down the smell and insects chickens will dust bathe in them too. Employ the same technique with any windows in your home that show a buildup of limescale. With a little carpentry you can diy a high end look with an inexpensive fireplace.
I have a question. Uses for fireplace ashes. Just be careful to store them in a fireproof container with the lid shut to choke any embers.