The PowerSmith Ash Vacuum is specifically designed to clean warm and cool ashes out of fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, and BBQ grills. The washable, replaceable and fire-resistant 2-layer filter system, together with the heat-resistant metal hose and metal canister, stands high temperature and prevents fire hazards. A layer of micro filter catches the finest ash and dust. The canister holds up to 3 gallons of ashes. It has a powerful but quiet 10 amp motor with a noise level less than 79db. Additional accessories, casters and a 16 foot cord allows use as a regular shop vacuum. It can also be used as a blower.