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Careful with those ashes

StanleyStanley Posts: 623
edited 5:18AM in EggHead Forum
In my youth, I caused the incineration of a trash can by disposing of BBQ ashes I thought were cold. Luckily, the can was away from the house and caused no further damage. I haven't made that mistake again. These guys weren't quite as lucky.

http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=122092421433692100

Comments

  • tach18ktach18k Posts: 1,607
    Hey I did the same thing when I was very young, I thought I was helping my dad clean up the BBQ ashes from the night before, so I wrapped them up and tossed them in a pile of garden debris. Well later about an hour we had quite the fire. To this day my parents still think I was trying to burn the house down, they just would not listen to my story, go figure.
  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    I burned out a vacuum cleaner bag cleaning out my old Ashley wood burning stove years ago. Ashes seemed cold at the time.
  • Stanley,

    Amen to that. Believe me house fires are not fun.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • I don't clean out my egg ashes till I'm ready for the next cook, and I have a metal bucket for the fireplace.
  • I had a goof of my own a few months back. I was bringing the weed burner to the egg for a good cleaning. I had barely pointed the thing at the egg. Realized I had lump in there and scooped it out. Seemed like nothing had lit up in the brief exposure to the flame. Well I had put it back in a lump back and went inside to take a shower after cleaning the egg. Girlfriend came upstairs and asked if there was a reason I had lit a bag of charcoal in the driveway. By the time I got down there you could hardly tell there was a bag of charcoal there at some point. Lucky that is all I lost.
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