Questions for Setter4 - Cremation - You MUST be respectful!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by MissPrissy, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Warning!!!!!

    This thread is on cremation and burial of human bodies.

    If you are sensitive and do not want to know the answers to the questions being asked don't look any further.








    Setter4 was nice and gave permission for us to ask questions once it was known she and her husband own cemetery, concrete burial vault plant & crematory.

    Please, if you have a question try to keep it respectful.

    Also remember this is a child friendly forum and questions must not be written vulgar or offensively.

    Here's mine -

    Is it true that the most difficult part of the human body to cremate is the heart?
     
  2. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

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    My question, how is the cremation done? I mean, I know what cremation is, but do you place the body in something before cremation?
     
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  3. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What temperature does cremation take?
     
  4. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

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    I didnt realize till I was about 18 how heavy a cremated body is.. and how bits of bone and large pieces are left over.. it kinda freaked me out..

    But everyone always speaks of the non forgetable smell of burning flesh.. I hear fire fighters talk about that... does a creamatory smell like that.. and does it smell the whole outside area?
     
  5. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The only reason I can think of that you might have heard this is because the chest/ribs area is usually one of the parts of the body that mantains it shape longest during the cremation. I think this is just because of the mass of ALL the organs located there, not just the heart.
    The pieces that stay the most intact are the large bones in the legs and arms.
     
  6. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband and I always thought we'd want to be cremated but I worry about our remains getting mixed up with someone elses. If that is inevitable, what would you guess the percentage of the mixed remains are? For instance, 75% is actually me and the other 25% are other remains?

    And on a more personal note... if you feel comfortable answering this question, what do you prefer to have done for yourself when it's your time?

    Thank you for the insight and answers!
     
  7. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This depends on a couple of things. Some crematories require a box. We don't. If a person has a regular viewing and service before the cremation then they usually come to us in a cremation casket. This is a casket made of wood or very heavy cardboard covered in cloth. If we are doing a direct cremation then most of the time a body comes in a plastic body bag. Occasionally we get a body that is just wrapped in a sheet.
    The cardboard box is more for the convenience of the crematory staff than anything else. We supply a tray for each body so a box is not needed.
     
  8. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rte.66_chicks :

    What temperature does cremation take?

    Approx. 2000 degrees and it takes about 2 hours for the average person.​
     
  9. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Because the retort (the actual "oven" part of the crematory) is sealed when the door closes you usually get very little smell or smoke. The exception to this can be with very very heavy people.
    When you get cremated remains back you should not get large pieces of bone in there. We have a "processor". It's like a great big food processor that we put all the remains in and they come out looking like clay kitty litter.
     
  10. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There is a certain amount of co-mingling of remains but it is probably closer to 1% not anything close to 25%. It's just a matter of the small amont of ashes that stay in the brick floor of the retort when you sweep it out. I think in CA. they require that the retort be vacuumed between cremations and the filters above the processor be cleaned between each one too.
    Bill and I both want to be cremated when the time comes and have our ashes scattered in the scattering garden we just put in the cemetery.
     

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