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post #1 of 11
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No matter how careful I am when lifting the charcoal basket I always manage to lose quite a bit of the ash from the basket. Bottom of the drum has a fair amount of crap. Don't want to just turn the drum over...don't want to have ash all over the nicely seasoned sides. Suppose a shop vac is the only option?
post #2 of 11
I use a shop vac on my pellet grill once cooled and works awesome besides the gf yelling cause she wanted to use it to vacuum the rugs in her car...
post #3 of 11

I use a shop vac.

post #4 of 11
Lowes sells a metal lined one designed for fireplaces that you don't need to worried if it's cooled down yet
post #5 of 11
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Lowes sells a metal lined one designed for fireplaces that you don't need to worried if it's cooled down yet


I have a http://lovelessash.com/productdetails/A0503/AshVacuums.php that I use on our pellet stove. Hesitant to use it on the drum as it often has some moisture in the bottom of it....suppose if I pay attention to things this wont be a problem....

post #6 of 11

I bolted a pizza pan to the bottom of mine. Works like a charm.

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I bolted a pizza pan to the bottom of mine. Works like a charm.


I should have done this so I had something with a bit of a lip.

post #8 of 11
I use a 20 inch tractor disk, with the center welded up.
post #9 of 11
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I should have done this so I had something with a bit of a lip.

Yep, the 2" lip on the pizza pan that I use keeps everything nice and clean. The only downside to the lip is it makes it harder to scrape the grease out of the pan.

post #10 of 11

I cut the bottom off an old propane tank. Works like a charm. I also have an eye bolt and a hook to lift it out with.

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I cut the bottom off an old propane tank. Works like a charm. I also have an eye bolt and a hook to lift it out with.
I knew I shouldn't have blasted my old tank with the 50bmg. Was kinda cool, set one of my steel plates up, cracked the valve on the tank....had a buddy hit the plate which started the tank burnig...nailed it with the 50....gigantic fireball....good times...
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