Definitions for "ASH PIT"
A pit or hopper located below a furnace where refuse is accumulated and from which refuse is removed at intervals.
A pit or channel beneath the fire box and separated from it by fire bars, into which ash from the fire could fall and from which air could pass upwards to the fire.
A cavity underneath a fireplace firebox, used as a receptacle for ashes, and accessible for cleanout by means of a cleanout door.
A storage compartment for ashes, located in the chimney base.