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Q&A HARDY outside furnace

Post in 'Questions and Answers' started by QandA, Nov 17, 2007.

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  1. QandA

    QandA New Member Staff Member

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    Question:

    I'm downwind of a very inefficient HARDY wood stove. The overwhelming smell of creosote comes in the windows almost every day. What can I tell my neighbor to do to help me and others down wind from me. I'm of course worried about adverse heath effects.



    Answer:

    These outdoor waterstoves are exempt from EPA regulations and can burn very dirty. First you should check to see if there are any ordinances in your township about outdoor burning. If so, he may have limit his use of the device. The air controls on these units close when enough heat is produced, making the wood "distill" and creating incredible amounts of smoke. He can probably do some things to help:

    1. Perhaps he can modify the air intake so it lets in some idle air, even when heat is not being called for.
    2. He should burn only seasoned and dry wood in the unit.
    3. Splitting the wood smaller may help it burn better.
    4. No trash, railroad ties, stumps, etc.

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