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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will set up a system for dealing with wood ash.

More information on the uses of wood ash here.

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are you must set up a system for dealing with wood ash:
  • Metal storage can
  • Labels on what can be done with ash


  • To document this BB, post pictures or a 2-minute video depicting the following:
  • Metal storage can
  • Labels on what can be done with wood ash
  • Wood Ash being placed in the metal storage can
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    steward
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    Made a label for my metal ash can today!
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    Wood Ash Uses
    Wood Ash Uses
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    Wood ash collection
    Wood ash collection
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    Great! I love putting things (including information) right where I am going to need them.  I would advise giving the ashes a bit more than a day, though.  Embers can last a long time.  I usually clean out the stove then leave the ashes in the can until right before the stove needs cleaning again.  Maybe 3-4 weeks...
     
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    I do too. I usually put them in there, and it takes a while to fill up. And then I forget about it for a while until I need to empty the ash from my woodstove, and then I empty the wood ash container.
     
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    Wood ash system
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    Wood stove with metal ash can
    Wood stove with metal ash can
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    Ashes going into the can
    Ashes going into the can
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    Sign
    Sign
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    I certify this BB complete! Woot!

     
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    Our warm spell is about to end, so this morning I cleaned out the wood stove in anticipation of a fire tonight.

    Metal bucket, small shovel, and stove needing to be cleaned out.

    Scooping the ashes into the bucket.

    If the ashes are hot or contain coals, the bucket goes outside to cool on the brick patio at the bottom of the back porch steps.

    Once cool I use them for a number of things.
    My list of wood ash uses on the fridge.

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    Nicole Alderman approved this submission.
    Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

     
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    Here is my submission for the Nest - Sand - Jeeves - Setup a Wood Ash Management System BB.

    To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following photos:
    Metal storage can and custom shovel
    Wood Ash being placed in the metal storage can
    Sign describing what can be done with wood ash

    With several wood stoves in use and only one wood-stove-sized shovel, I decided to make more.  When a shovel would get damaged beyond its capacity to dig soil, I would stash it for repair or yard art.  So I went to my stash and picked out this shovel which had a crack between the collar for the handle and the blade.  I traced our small shovel onto this damaged shovel with welder's chalk, used an angle grinder to cut and shape the shovel then buffed out the rust and gave it a coat of wood stove paint.  its like magic :)
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    My Shovel & Bucket
    My Shovel & Bucket
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    Custom Shovel
    Custom Shovel
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    Wood Ash going in to Bucket
    Wood Ash going in to Bucket
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    Sign describing uses and handling of wood ash
    Sign describing uses and handling of wood ash
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    Wood stove ash system.
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    Metal ash bucket and shovel.
    Metal ash bucket and shovel.
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    Scooping ashes.
    Scooping ashes.
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    Ash uses.
    Ash uses.
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    Nicole Alderman approved this submission.
    Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete, and congratulate you on your Nest air badge!

     
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    Love having systems and with spring here I know of some fresh flowers that could do with some ash
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    Mmmm bucket
    Mmmm bucket
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    Screening and filtering
    Screening and filtering
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    Nice
    Nice
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    Spring is definitely here
    Spring is definitely here
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    Yummy yummy
    Yummy yummy
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    Note: Wood Ash being placed in the metal storage can

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    Nicole Alderman approved this submission.
    Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete! Thank you for clarifying about what roll the charcoal grill plays.

     
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    Here is my submission for managing my wood ash.  So that I can optimise my learning for each BB, I have decided to create a printable reflective journal so that as my knowledge increases, I can add to each BB Journal Page.

    Amendment to fix missing element of BB:

    "Staff note (gir bot) :Someone flagged this submission as an edge case BB.
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    Note: The label on the can needs to be actually on the can or near the fireplace. Nice pics and journal!"

    Thanks for feedback:-)
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    Photographs to support BB submission
    Photographs to support BB submission
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    Reflective Journal showing uses for ash and what I have learned
    Reflective Journal showing uses for ash and what I have learned
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    My Label on What I will do with Wood Ash, Tools and Safety Plan
    My Label on What I will do with Wood Ash, Tools and Safety Plan
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    My Label sitting on Wood Box next to Wood Fire
    My Label sitting on Wood Box next to Wood Fire
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    Note: The label on the can needs to be actually on the can or near the fireplace. Nice pics and journal!

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    Mike Haasl approved this submission.

     
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    Can I get a second opinion on this pleeeeease? The screening and filtering picture is me placing the ashes into the bucket as you may or may not be able to tell from the ashes on the ground (bit of spillage). I was trying to separate the ashes from the charcoal is all.
     
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    Brandon Gladefield wrote:Can I get a second opinion on this pleeeeease? The screening and filtering picture is me placing the ashes into the bucket as you may or may not be able to tell from the ashes on the ground (bit of spillage). I was trying to separate the ashes from the charcoal is all.



    I think we're a bit confused as to where the ashes come from and where they're stored? Are the ashed from your charcoal grill, or is the grill where you store them, or is the grill where you sift them?

    I'm assuming you store them in the metal can you labeled, but your post isn't really clear. Could you give a bit more explanation? Thanks!
     
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    Yeah you're right, Nicole. It does seem a little confusing looking back at them. The charcoal grill is the place where I sift the ash to save the larger pieces of charcoal that come from the furnace down in the basement that heats all our water and wall heaters, but otherwise the ashes are stored in the labelled bucket. Sorry for all the confusion...
     
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    I have a Cobb which is a multi-fuel cooker, grill, oven, bbq. I burn charcoal and small branches. The bucket is to collect ash after it has been used. Here are my photos.

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    I imagine there's a good reason for the requirement that the ash collection container be metal, but wracking my brain I can't figure why some kind of ceramic/earthenware/terra cotta urn would not be superior. Is there something I'm missing? Is it simply the higher cost of a large clay vessel vs. galvanized steel? Thank you for any clarification!
     
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