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EPA Makes Most Wood Stoves Illegal 1143

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the free-nuclear-stoves-available dept.
First time accepted submitter Jody Bruchon writes "The Environment Protection Agency has lowered the amount of fine-particle matter per cubic meter that new wood stoves are allowed to release into the atmosphere by 20%. Most wood stoves in use today are of the type that is now illegal to manufacture or sell, and old stoves traded in for credit towards new ones must be scrapped out. This shouldn't be much of a surprise since more and more local governments are banning wood-burning stoves and fireplaces entirely, citing smog and air pollution concerns."
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EPA Makes Most Wood Stoves Illegal

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  • Re: Good (Score:5, Funny)

    by murdocj (543661) on Saturday November 09, 2013 @10:17PM (#45380423)

    Apparently not. He doesn't know that I can pay $1,000 for a tank of oil... or $200 for a cord of wood. And the cord of wood heats better. Turn the heat down? Yeah, I tried that... and the guy who came to repair my pipes pointed out that up north, water freezes when it gets below 32F.

  • by Nimey (114278) on Saturday November 09, 2013 @10:40PM (#45380561) Homepage Journal

    News for teabaggers, stuff that keeps you angry and afraid.

  • Re: Good (Score:5, Funny)

    by grub (11606) <slashdot@grub.net> on Saturday November 09, 2013 @10:49PM (#45380611) Homepage Journal

    up north, water freezes when it gets below 32F.

    Come to Canada, this far north water freezes at 0C!
  • Re: Good (Score:5, Funny)

    by chmod a+x mojo (965286) on Saturday November 09, 2013 @11:14PM (#45380785)

    Bah. Wisconsin might not be as far north but our water freezes at 273.15k!

  • by girlintraining (1395911) on Saturday November 09, 2013 @11:21PM (#45380825)

    Footnote: The type of stove we used was a very primitive double-barrel wood stove. It's exactly as the name implies; It's just two barrels stacked, with a pipe between them, and a stack out the top. You start a fire in the bottom one. It was a beautiful thing to stand next to growing up -- back of it would actually glow a faint and deep red... it would radiate heat out fifty feet in every direction. I used to stand there first thing in the morning and cook my backside and legs red just soaking in that delicious heat before I had to go to school. You could throw your sopping-wet snow pants on the top barrel, and in two minutes pull it off and it'd be dry as a bone.. and on fire if you weren't careful. God I loved that thing. Made walking a mile through the snow-covered trail that led to the county road where the bus picked us up every morning (at 6:30am) in the winter bearable. And no, it wasn't up hill both ways, but the wind would cut through any kind of clothing like razors. I'd stand up against a tree to shelter myself until the bus was in sight. I lived in a county where one day the wind chill was reported at -80, but there was no snow fall... so the governor declared the schools would remain open. They had to call a special session of the legislature to override him: Apparently having kids freeze to death in as little as 15 minutes wasn't so cool with them. The new law? -50. And people joke about it being cold in Russia... fuck. They got nothing on the northern Midwest.

    On a totally unrelated note, there is one small problem with wood stoves we had; The dog. Damn thing loved the heat it pumped out, but it would go a-wagging it's tail and catch fire. If you've ever smelled burnt dog, then you know the smell of burning wood is heavenly by comparison. Cats at least are smart enough to only catch fire once or twice. Damn dog though... every other week it was flaming lab! Yeesh. #countrybumpkinproblems

  • Re:Good (Score:5, Funny)

    by dalias (1978986) on Saturday November 09, 2013 @11:50PM (#45381025)
    And fifth is getting laid for making the romantic fire, no?
  • Re: Good (Score:4, Funny)

    by rossdee (243626) on Saturday November 09, 2013 @11:50PM (#45381027)

    "I can pay $1,000 for a tank of oil... or $200 for a cord of wood"

    Did you know that in some areas, wood even grows on trees, so its free.
    (well you have to saw it up, and split it, snd store it so it dries...)

  • Re: Good (Score:4, Funny)

    by flyneye (84093) on Sunday November 10, 2013 @12:45AM (#45381303) Homepage

    I like to season it, then split it, so I don't break my back whacking needlessly with the maul. Storing in a dry place decreases the amount of stress you have lighting it after seasoning.
    Personally I just like a little vinegar and pepper, learned that from Euell Gibbons.

  • Re: Good (Score:5, Funny)

    by KingMotley (944240) on Sunday November 10, 2013 @01:20AM (#45381455) Journal

    Did you know that in some areas, wood even grows on trees, so its free.

    Did you know that in some areas, oil just gushes up from the ground, so it's free.
    (well you have to refine it...)

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