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11 years 1 month ago #27146 by Hasbeen
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Forever I have used a small metal fire shovel to clear out the surplus ash.
Stuck the poker in the handle when it was too hot to reach to the back.
In general a lot of bending & fiddling.
This year I mislaid the damn shovel. Nothing new there, but it has not turned up.
Not to be beaten I headed to the back shed & stomped back with the manure shovel.
2 swipes in the fire box with that fantastic implement & firebox of Lady Kitchener ready to set fire.
Not buying another dinky shovel going to use this big girl one from now on.[^]
Fits just right into the bucket as well. :D

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11 years 1 month ago #374749 by Stikkibeek
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Hard to get those metal fire shovels nowadays. Everything is made of plastic and wouldn't look too smart after hot embers/ashes were dug out with them

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11 years 1 month ago #374750 by Chris-HB
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Not necessarily so- the Wurrie-Furrie (Warehouse) last year had a set of steel shovel plus brush for about $12. I grabbed two for the fire and workshop

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11 years 1 month ago #374857 by igor
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Latest Warehouse catalogue has those steel fire shovels advertised.

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11 years 1 month ago #374953 by Stikkibeek
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igor;367353 wrote: Latest Warehouse catalogue has those steel fire shovels advertised.

Then I must go see if I can get one. They would be ideal for scooping poop off the droppings board in the hen house.

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11 years 1 month ago #375309 by PalmyCol
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Mitre 10 have those little metal fire shovels on sale now

Hasbeen;367207 wrote: Forever I have used a small metal fire shovel to clear out the surplus ash.
Stuck the poker in the handle when it was too hot to reach to the back.
In general a lot of bending & fiddling.
This year I mislaid the damn shovel. Nothing new there, but it has not turned up.
Not to be beaten I headed to the back shed & stomped back with the manure shovel.
2 swipes in the fire box with that fantastic implement & firebox of Lady Kitchener ready to set fire.
Not buying another dinky shovel going to use this big girl one from now on.[^]
Fits just right into the bucket as well. :D



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11 years 1 month ago #375753 by Hasbeen
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Thanks for the info on the fire shovel I might just buy one for when the kids visit so they can't take the proverbial when Mother wields the manure shovel. :D

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11 years 1 month ago #375756 by LongRidge
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There was someone in Nelson making lidded fire shovels which are wider than the everyday non-lidded ones. With this you shove the shovel into the ashes and push it as full as you can, then push the lid down hard so that you have a compacted lot of ash. Because I'm burning wood, I just go out to the paddock and sprinkle the ashes out in a line.

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