EPA vs Wood Stoves

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KennyG

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This seems to keep coming back. Here is an article in Forbes. I'm not sure how much is alarmist and how much is real, but it looks like the EPA continues to wage war on everything except natural gas and wind/solar.

EPA's Wood-Burning Stove Ban Has Chilling Consequences For Many Rural People - Forbes

Sorry, I just noticed this is a year old. I picked it up from another news feed and thought it was current. (Emily Latella imitation here.)
 
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Sorry, I just noticed this is a year old. I picked it up from another news feed and thought it was current. (Emily Latella imitation here.)

Not to worry. I'm sure it being a year out of date won't prevent it from starting a 200 post thread that eventually gets moved to Friendly Politics :rolleyes:
 
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I am now shopping for wood+coal furnaces or stoves. After March 6, according to a local dealer, Harman will no longer sell it's wood+coal line of furnaces because of EPA requirements. Just heard that yesterday.
 
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The newer "EPA" stoves are GREAT compared to older stoves. We swapped out an old Fisher stove (which was a good stove in it's day) for a Recency brand with the gasifier system about 4 years ago.

1. Wood use went down
2. Heat went up
3. Creosote went from a 5 gallon bucket to 1/2 #10 can. (and yes, I season my wood a year or more)
4. Smoke is nearly non-existent.

My only complaint is I followed the old line of thinking: Don't get too large a stove, because you have to shut the air down, causing the wood to simmer and produce LOTS of creosote.

Buying one of these new ones, buy the BIGGEST one you can that you can load a lot of wood in the firebox...cranking the air down doesn't matter.
 
 
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