Definitions for "Ash Dump"
Keywords:  soot, firebox, dump, pit, fireplace
A trap door accompanied by a shoot and cleanout area used to remove soot and ash from the fire box.
A small opening located in the hearth of a fireplace having a cast iron cover, used to dump the ashes down into a cavity below the fire box.
A door or opening in the firebox that leads directly to the ash pit, through which the ashes are swept after the fire is burned out. All fireboxes are not equipped with an ash dump.