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Old 09-07-2015, 05:02 PM   #11
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I also need to buy a set of fireplace tools, I have nothing to clean out the leftover ashes.
If money is tight the first year or you don't find a set of fireplace tools that you really like you can get by cleaning up the COLD ashes with a dustpan and broom from the Dollar General. Also check to see if the fireplace has a little metal door in the floor of the fireplace to sweep the ashes into the basement portion of the fireplace.


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Old 09-07-2015, 05:19 PM   #12
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we have a natural gas fire place log.

with a glass front plate. it gets covered with a film - one could name it soot, I suppose.

the glass comes off - yours comes off I'm sure.

paper towels + Windex, no problem.
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:54 PM   #13
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If money is tight the first year or you don't find a set of fireplace tools that you really like you can get by cleaning up the COLD ashes with a dustpan and broom from the Dollar General. Also check to see if the fireplace has a little metal door in the floor of the fireplace to sweep the ashes into the basement portion of the fireplace.


In one house I had here in CA we had one of those - except it led to a little trap door outside on the back of the fireplace, where it could be opened and the ashes scraped into a metal bucket to dispose of. I've always wanted a basement but they're not common here.
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In one house I had here in CA we had one of those - except it led to a little trap door outside on the back of the fireplace, where it could be opened and the ashes scraped into a metal bucket to dispose of. I've always wanted a basement but they're not common here.
One rule here is always use a metal bucket and set it outside away from the house. More than one house has burned down from supposedly cold ashes in a plastic bucket.
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:54 AM   #15
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Thanks folks! Once I get the boxes sitting in front of it unpacked, I'll put some gloves on and check it out.

I have a fire extinguisher and know about metal buckets...I have fire safety down.
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