Chimney 101: Base Assembly

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Ash Dump Door

A metal door located in the inner hearth of some fireplaces, which leads to an ash pit.

Ash Pit

A cavity underneath a fireplace firebox, used as a receptacle for ashes, and accessible for cleanout by means of a cleanout door.

Ash Pit Cleanout Door

A metal door located at the base of the chimney which leads to the ash pit, facilitating cleanout of the ash pit.

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