Hear what the State Of NewYork reports about Outside Wood Boilers

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elkimmeg

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Now the New York State government has released a damning report on outdoor wood boilers (OWB), revealing their poor performance and exposing manufacturers' claims as mostly bogus. Here are some quotes from Smoke Gets in Your Lungs: Outdoor Wood Boilers in New York State:

"We found that while OWBs are advertised as a clean and economical way to heat one’s house and water, OWBs may be among the dirtiest and least economical modes of heating, especially when improperly used."


Link for the full text of the August 2005 Report http://www.oag.state.ny.us/press/2005/aug/August 2005.pdf
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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Hoohah. That is quite a report. Thanks for the post. Great cover picture. It's like having one's own fog machine.

I'm not surprised the state is getting involved. That's a massive increase in sales over the past 6 years.
 

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Nov 18, 2005
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wg_bent

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Nov 19, 2005
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Poughkeepsie, NY
Interesting read. About 4 houses down from me they guy just installed one of these to heat his new garage. I haven't seen it produce anything like these pictures suggest, but I think he just got it installed less than a month ago. It does produce a noticable plum of smoke though. Given the number of pallets the guy has laying around the place I'm guessing that's what he's burning in it.
 

snowfreak

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Nov 18, 2005
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Altona, NY
Every day I go to work I pass 3 (OWB). Most days the smoke is not noticable. On some occasions the smoke is like a thick fog crossing the highway. I kinda like the smell but realize that it's not environmentally friendly and gives wood burning a bad reputation. Of course I'd rather go through the OWB smoke in comparison to some of the 55 gallon burn barrells that billow out the black smoke from burning household trash and who knows what else.
 
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