Step 2 2020 Wood Stove Regulations

CreosoteCowboy

New Member
Jun 1, 2019
49
MN
Does anyone have a clear sense of whether the Step 2 regulations will go into effect as planned, or get pushed back to 2023 as some seem to advocate?

Also, should we expect a slew of new stove designs to hit the market this fall/winter to comply with the regs, or will the designs remain similar, just with lower emissions?
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
17,190
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
Does anyone have a clear sense of whether the Step 2 regulations will go into effect as planned, or get pushed back to 2023 as some seem to advocate?

Also, should we expect a slew of new stove designs to hit the market this fall/winter to comply with the regs, or will the designs remain similar, just with lower emissions?
I do not expect the stove rules to be delayed. We have already seen a slew of new stove designs hit the market. Sometimes the design is similar, sometimes stoves are discontinued, sometimes it seems that current models are just retested (it's a new test method) and are able to hit the emissions target.

Now the furnace rule might be delayed but it's political.