Ash Scoop Plans

Information is provided to help keep
the ashes from invading a room when
cleaning a fireplace.
There is also information provided for
cutting and gathering firewood.

Fireplace Ash Cleaning

Wood ashes are very fine and when they
are disturbed, they take flight, especially
when hot.

When removing ashes from a home wood
burning stove or fireplace, reduce ash
from spilling out into the room follow
this method.

Let the ashes cool, modestly fill each
scoop full, and slowly draw it out of
the stove, tip the metal holding container,
and slowly lower the shovelful of ashes
into the container at the furthest corner.

Instead of dumping the ashes directly into
the metal container, lower the shovel to
the bottom at the far side of the container.

Bring the handle of the scoop upward and
draw the shovel back towards you,
unloading the ashes n the same manner a
dump truck unloads its load of dirt.

Use a sliding motion, moving the shovel
towards you as the ashes slide off the

This procedure prevents air movement
below the ashes during dumping.

By allowing the ashes to cool first also
helps prevent ashes from rising into the

Build An Ash Tight Scoop

Ash Scoop
Improved Ash Scoop
Shows main section and top with the door
improved ashscoop

This scoop is constructed out of heavy
sheet metal, that can be cut with
aviation sheers (barely).

Top with door in place, on main assembly,
secure with 1/2 inch metal screws.
Pre drill pilot holes.

improved ashscoop

Handle connection
improved ashscoop handle

Connect handle before placing top in place.

Top and door on
improved ashscoop top and bottom
Curl 1/8 inch rods, 2 inches in length, to
make rings, silver braze the joints.

A piano hindge would also work well
in the place of rings.

Shows handle in place,
The handle has heat shrink tubing for
improved ashscoop handle

Handle is 15 inch pipe.
Drill holes for bolts before splitting pipe.

Ash scoop diagram, main assemble
ashscoop diagram of main assembly

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