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Question: Loyal Subjects of Montgomery county MD

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by louloulou, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. louloulou

    louloulou New Member

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    I live on 5 acres in Montgomery county MD. I am interested
    in putting in an out-door boiler system to heat my home with
    all of the waste wood and downed trees on my property.

    My question is, what is the ruling class edict bestowed
    upon a humble serf like me regarding operating an out
    door boiler on my own property?

    All kidding aside, are there any (I am sure there are)
    rules regarding the operation of an out door boiler
    in Montgomery county?

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  2. stee6043

    stee6043 Minister of Fire

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    The general consesus nationwide is that if you live someplace currently unregulated, it won't be that way for long. Whether or not it is justifiable the war on outdoor boilers, it seems, has just begun.

    If an outdoor boiler is what I wanted/needed in 2012/2013 I'd consider building a cheap shed and putting an indoor unit inside the shed. Limit your exposure to future legistlation, potentially.
    Taylor Sutherland likes this.
  3. WhitePine

    WhitePine Feeling the Heat

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  4. Fred61

    Fred61 Minister of Fire

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    If you have neighbors that are affected by your smoke things can also become unpleasant even if it is legal. I had to make a trip up north today and there's a smoke dragon that can be seen from I-91 in North Hartland that is continuously smoking and every time I go by it I make the comment that his days are numbered. Today we were getting filtered sun and there was a slight inversion. The whole village was filled with smoke. I wouldn't want to be his neighbor.
  5. PassionForFire&Water

    PassionForFire&Water Minister of Fire

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    If an outdoor wood boilers is what you need, then at least put one in that has EPA approval and go trough the permitting process.
    Check this link for apporved manufacturers/models: http://www.epa.gov/burnwise/owhhlist.html#

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