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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jatoxico, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    Watched my neighbor split some wood today for his open fireplace. It was oak and locust from Sandy. It's right on the back porch ready to burn. No I didn't bother.

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I'm seeing almost the very same thing around here. Cut it and burn it... I also found out that one small village near us has outlawed all wood stoves. Such a shame.
  3. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    If that's the kind of burning practices that are going out there it's no wonder.
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Well, it is difficult to fix stupid and they are all over the place.
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  5. milleo

    milleo Feeling the Heat

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    Holy crap! _g
  6. nate379

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    Wet wood burns pretty decent in a fireplace since it's wide open air.

    I gave a cord of wood to someone that was burning it not even a month after I had cut and split it. Burned fine and no smoke.
  7. Pallet Pete

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    last week I took some pallets to a friends friend who burns them when I walked in I almost went for the fire extinguisher ! He had a 50 gallon barrel on its side in a hole between two rooms cut into the block. The flue was 4" gas vent pipe ! His floor was covered in a big 1 ft by 3ft pile of smoldering ash in front of the door. The door was just a piece of sheet metal on a piano hinge. Some people have a death wish <>

    Pete
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  8. thewoodlands

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    I'm seeing lots of green wood that has been delivered to people who have gone through the wood supply for this year, I saw 6 places just today.
  9. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    A village outlawed wood stoves? Now that is utterly insane.That is all we need, is to have the US Congress doing that for the oil special interests, under the guise that it is better for the environment. I am speechless. After fighting the gun grabbers here in Maryland all week, rules and regulations are killing me. No wonder attorneys can make good money.
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  10. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    Oak sure as heck doesn't. Tried to dance with that girl last winter and pretty much had to log cabin stack that stuff to get any decent flame. After a coal bed was established under the grate, I didn't have much trouble....except up in the flue. Before the new insert was installed, had the chimney swept. Had a big glaze patch that had to be chain whipped off following a chemical application. Hind sight, I probably should have just left it there since it was never going to see an open flame in that flue again, but for peace of mind, went ahead with it.
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  11. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    I see people here start cutting and stacking in September and burn in late November. It's all too common to see load after load of green wood being stacked on the front porchs for the winter. A friend of mine, a city guy, gave me almost a cord of wood because he had "given up" on wood burning and converted to a gas fireplace. I didn't say anything because I've become a bit like Cheif Joesph who said: "I am tired of talk that comes to nothing."
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  12. Jon1270

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    I'm looking forward to claiming the tax credit for the new stove I bought last year, but I can't help thinking that it would be better from an environmental perspective to offer a tax credit for passing a short class & test on stove operation. Technology alone doesn't solve the problem unless it takes the user completely out of the process (e.g. high-efficiency gas furnaces), which isn't feasible with wood and wouldn't be any fun either.
  13. firefighterjake

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    Sad to say . . . this is simply a future fire scene.

    And when it happens . . . and if folks get hurt . . . the story in the paper will most likely have a headline that reads "Woodstove causes fire" . . . and the rest of the story will not come out.
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  14. Backwoods Savage

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    I agree. I about flipped when I learned that.
  15. Pallet Pete

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    Ours recently outlawed all outdoor wood burner new installs. It was only for new installs and grandfathered old installs however due to a certain stink factory in the middle of the village that's about to change. The guy in the village burns an outdoor burner and fills it with soaking wet whatever he cut the day before and it really gets stinky and smokey. There have been so many complaints this year that they are now talking about banning all outdoor burners period. Luckily the township has not said anything about indoor stoves YET !

    Pete
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  16. ScotO

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    Boy, you ain't a-kiddin'....just look at who they elected to be our president.......AGAIN!!
    (I'll stop there before they send this to the ash can....;))
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  17. fabsroman

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    Why can't they just figure out how to make these other morons understand how this stuff is supposed to work. Why not just shut down the ones causing the problem. For instance, any stove that emits visible smoke for a continuous period of 2 hours and for which 5 neighbors sign a petition will be given a $250 fine, and the 2 hours of continuous smoke must be shown via video evidence with a corresponding date shown on the video by a cellphone. There are so many ways just to address the problem people versus making EVERYBODY pay the price for the morons.

    Also, I just threw 2 hours out there but have no real idea what is reasonable. I know that I don't have my chimney belching visible smoke for 2 hours continuously, so figure that would be reasonable. However, the time frame could be something to debate. Same goes for the fine. No idea if $250 is reasonable. Or, if three instances are recorded within a year's time frame, a cease and desist order shall be issued.
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  18. firefighterjake

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    Came into town yesterday and I thought an apartment complex that was formerly a chicken barn was on fire at first . . . a huge plume of smoke (and I mean huge) was enveloping the apartment, crossing the road and was just hovering in the air around the other homes . . . I realize the owner uses his OWB to save money on the heating costs and I know he just got a killer deal on some log length firewood . . . but I tell ya . . . if I was a nearby home owner I would not be a happy camper.
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  19. Bret Chase

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    I built a building for a VERY high end cabinet maker near me.... They have an outdoor wood boiler and run it like a smudge pot... they burn all their scraps... including mdf plugs... The thing was only 20' from the building... and had a 5' stack on top of the 6 foot tall boiler... 11 feet... the problem was the 120' long building next to it was 22 feet tall at the eve. The green smoke from the MDF would hang about 10-15' in the air.

    I don't know how codes in that town let it by... or the state fire marshall for that matter. There were many days when the building was skinned, but we still had all the exterior trim to do, where I either, just left, or refused to go there in the first place.

    it was horrible.
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