[Greenbuilding] Wood-fired auxilliary heating experience: Ashes (was Re: firewood moisture content)

Sacie Lambertson sacie.lambertson at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 13:02:57 PST 2011

*On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 12:05 PM, RT <archilogic at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> *
> Then whenever we get those odd days in winter when the laneway and
> walkways are turned into a sheet of glare ice, I take some of those ashes
> and with a garden trowel, fling the ash out over the surface of the ice
> like a farmer sowing seed, to render the once glare ice into a surface that
> provides traction for humans, beasts and rubber-tired machines.*

The problem with flinging ashes where you walk outdoors is that you likely
will carry these back into the house (unless you take off your shoes when
you enter).  Ashes on the floor are nasty, even on concrete floors.


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