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When emission levels say 2.0 g/hr, is that into the house or up the chimney (smoke)?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by DeanBrown3D, Nov 12, 2006.

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  1. DeanBrown3D

    DeanBrown3D New Member

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    Sorry for the dumb question, but what does a stove's emissions level mean? Some number of grams of solid being release, does it mean into the house or up the chimney?

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    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    In the flue gases.
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    ourhouse Minister of Fire

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    Thats what goes up the chimney
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    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    epa emmissions listings are for the amount of solids in the "smoke" going up the chimney. these standards are set by firing the unit with a 15 lb. charge of douglas fir which is dried to a certain moisture content. this is the control that testing agencies are held to to ensure that the readings given are consistant from model to model , actual burning with full loads of wood will obviously vary from this standard because of various factors, but the epa particulate matter testing will show which unit is capable of producing the lowest amount of solids in its exhaust (which ties in nicely with the stoves ability to produce heat, the more of the wood itself that is consumed and not allowed up the flue the bigger the "bang for the buck" you will get per stick.

    mike esw
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