Ash Dump Doors from Chimney Cricket
Ash dump doors are the small brick-sized doors located in the bottom of most fireplaces. They allow you to sweep ashes into an ash pit located through the doors under your fireplace. Due to intense heat and corrosion damage, ash dump doors need frequent replacing.
Our ash dump doors are constructed from a 16 gauge powder coated steel or 304 stainless steel. They fit the standard 4” x 8” ash dump opening in the floor of the firebox. These ash dump doors feature a center pivot door so the homeowners can use their fireplace tools to open and close them by pushing on the rear section.
When the experts at Chimney Cricket see a fireplace with smoke stains discoloring the face of the firebox, we know the homeowner has a smoke problem, even if they don’t mention it. In most cases, this problem is solved with the installation of a smoke guard. Smoke guards are black finished so they do their job of sending smoke up the chimney instead of into the living space.
Most fireplaces smoke because their opening is too high. Smoke guards lower the fireplace opening and hold in the smoke, correcting the problem. Fireplaces will also smoke for other reasons such as an undersized flue or insufficient air supply. Chimney Cricket professionals will inspect your fireplace and chimney as well as offer customized services to solve your unique smoke situation.