Color of ashes

New Hampshire, United States   

I’m sure this question is going to sound ridiculous but my dad passed away and I am trying to help my mom because the wood stove makes her nervous (my dad did all ththat stuff).

We noticed the wood is burning into really white ashes compared to the darker grey it was before. 

Is it maybe just the different kinds of wood being burnt?

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by ChimneyChick | December 19, 2016 ChimneyChick's avatar
Midland, Ontario

White ash is OK, different woods burn differently and the ash will be a different colour as well.
Higher heat will give a different colour as well
As long as it is fine and powdery, not a worry

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