No, subject line is not a euphamism...
just wanted to know if wood ashes are any good for mixing with soil or
if I should just make a dump run in the AM. Am in the process of
cleaning out the bottom of my chimney; apparently the PO's of the house
figured out what the ash hatch in the fireplace was for but not the
cleanout door in the basement. Have removed maybe 50 gallons of ashes
(?!?!?!?!) and finally the level of ash in the pit is about level with
the bottom of the cleanout door.
I'm sure those nice damp ashes probably weren't much good for the
masonry... this is actually what prompted me to look inside (fireplace
hasn't been used in a while; there's a wood stove in the fireplace now)
as the bottom of the chimney was showing evidence of being damp
(yellowed paint on brick, etc.)
(someday I will have a clean house, honestly.)
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