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New EPA Regulations to Ban Many Wood Burning Stoves

~ The Rebel ~ 2013/01/11 16:23:26

Shortly after the re-election of President Obama, the agency announced new radical environmental regulations that threaten to effect people who live off the grid. The EPA’s new environmental regulations reduce the amount of airborne fine-particle matter from 15 micrograms to 12 micrograms per cubic meter of air.

This means that most wood burning stoves would now fall into a class that would deemed unacceptable under these new draconian measures. The EPA has even launched a nifty new website called burn wise to try to sway public opinion.

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  • SickOfBigGov 2013/01/11 17:05:27 (edited)
    SickOfBigGov
    +7
    OK..I want to know which politician just bought wood burning stove stock! Pelosi, are you at it again?

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  • D'Herville D'Herville 2013/11/24 06:25:55
    D'Herville D'Herville
    +1
    EPA regulations do not assess wood burner smoke. They regulate wood burners. If it was smoke they were fixing they wouldn't only be judging appliances without the natural set up, without the real world conditions they're placed in by consumers. Recording phantom risks only from the firebox, and in expert calibration conditions, ignores winter inversions and ignores negative pressure that affects the combustion conditions. They will try to get there with only the firebox - without the typical cold atmospheric variants on the exhaust pipe/ flue. Cowls are designed to fix that issue, along with creosote formation. I don't think EPA or their pet business and special interest lobbies know what a cowl is. What if they had looked at that end first? Industry naturally wanted to sell new fires - well especially those using a new lab test and catalytic converters that would easily pass it, anyway.

    A simple world patented cowl from New Zealand will from cold typically stop visible emissions from pre certification dated appliances - from out of the chimney, and in only 2 minutes. Get the heads out of the firebox, they're stuffing things up by ignoring ventilation. This appliance national standard was never complete enough for the EPA to impose fines, and it is not accurate enough to enfo...
    EPA regulations do not assess wood burner smoke. They regulate wood burners. If it was smoke they were fixing they wouldn't only be judging appliances without the natural set up, without the real world conditions they're placed in by consumers. Recording phantom risks only from the firebox, and in expert calibration conditions, ignores winter inversions and ignores negative pressure that affects the combustion conditions. They will try to get there with only the firebox - without the typical cold atmospheric variants on the exhaust pipe/ flue. Cowls are designed to fix that issue, along with creosote formation. I don't think EPA or their pet business and special interest lobbies know what a cowl is. What if they had looked at that end first? Industry naturally wanted to sell new fires - well especially those using a new lab test and catalytic converters that would easily pass it, anyway.

    A simple world patented cowl from New Zealand will from cold typically stop visible emissions from pre certification dated appliances - from out of the chimney, and in only 2 minutes. Get the heads out of the firebox, they're stuffing things up by ignoring ventilation. This appliance national standard was never complete enough for the EPA to impose fines, and it is not accurate enough to enforce anticompetitive green branded change-outs. That rubbish began with catalytic converters inside appliances AND it didn't work well. They started testing non-catalytics and that didn't work well. It still doesn't work well. No appliance manufacturer is passing appliances in typical winter conditions, they're only passing them to the EPA's scientism conditions, or OMNI's or worsening the original Underwriter Laboratories safety standards. The science that unfortunately for them needs to address real world variants is instead youth indoctrinated projected economic health cost benefit junk epidemiology. Misinformed, desperate - healthscare lobbies, frauds involved in creating the Endangerment Finding. Particulate matter - miasma clap trap. Robert Brenner, John Beale ? Nice one EPA Air Quality team!
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  • Navin Johnson (The Jerk) 2013/11/14 21:27:55
    Navin Johnson (The Jerk)
    are they nuts or just insane?
  • D'Herville D'Herville 2013/06/29 06:27:49
    D'Herville D'Herville
    World bank sovereign border resource monetising, regulating, owning - socialist energy and transport corporate lobbies writing laws and curriculum (International and Domestic), and getting the shareholding authoritarians and educated (or rather, indoctrinated) youth lobbys - convincing us into global corporate imperialism via environmental controls - a greater threat to our health, local economies and well-being than a microscopic particle, really.
  • John 2013/02/16 17:40:44
  • Matt 2013/02/01 18:26:43 (edited)
    Matt
    +1
    Preheating combustion air and the addition of a catalytic element would greatly increase efficiency and reduce pollution . . . . at a price.


    catalytic wood burner
  • Navin Johnson (The Jerk) 2013/01/30 19:12:14
    Navin Johnson (The Jerk)
    +1
    they going to ban campfires next?
  • Sheery 2013/01/29 20:03:21
    Sheery
    +1
    They aren't enough people using this to make a difference.
  • Mo 2013/01/16 19:21:43
    Mo
    +3
    We will be burning our furniture in an outdoor pit and eating our shoes if we don't get rid of the regulators.
  • RevJim 2013/01/12 19:20:28
    RevJim
    +4
    If the US is only responsible for 1% of the total air pollution, worldwide, what use are more EPA regulations? It won't make a difference to air quality.
    I know this sounds conspiratorial, but what has the EPA done but to make energy more expensive for those who can least afford it. Energy costs effect food costs, because of the use of energy in production and transportation. Those of us in the lower income category can barely afford staples, even with government assistance. The idea, it seems, is to let those on fixed income and/or below the poverty level freeze and starve to death. As Nancy Pelosi said, "The fewer poor people there are, the less it costs in the long run."
  • ~ The R... RevJim 2013/01/12 19:47:25
  • Catch224u 2013/01/12 17:30:59
    Catch224u
    +3
    I wouldn't want to be one of those EPA inspectors.
  • santa6642 2013/01/12 04:40:02
    santa6642
    +4
    Sorry i can't comply . My family is cold. And on top of that Screw you.
  • none 2013/01/11 20:22:20
    none
    +3
    The EPA is completely out of control.
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2013/01/11 17:20:49
  • SickOfBigGov 2013/01/11 17:05:27 (edited)
    SickOfBigGov
    +7
    OK..I want to know which politician just bought wood burning stove stock! Pelosi, are you at it again?
  • Amasaman 2013/01/11 17:00:03
    Amasaman
    +7
    Wood is still the cheapest form of heating fuel, and also highly renewable. I'd like to see them go door to door in the great U.P. of Michigan and tell each and every one of us that we can't have a fire in our homes anymore. They will be met with much resistance!!!!


    It's too bad the stoves they "approve" don't create nearly as much heat as they could if they let the free market decide on what works best. Less wood would be burned in the long run.
  • whitewu... Amasaman 2013/01/11 17:22:03
  • Striker 2013/01/11 16:57:53
    Striker
    +3
    I did a bit of surf-research, which indicates that pellet-stoves will easily pass muster.

    Do pay attention to Bullfrog's comment as well. We're in high cold country, with propane furnace which is expensive and won't work without electricity. That may be true with many pellet stoves as well.
  • Icarus 2013/01/11 16:33:52
    Icarus
    Your post seems a bit negative. Isn't it right to try to reduce health problems caused by air pollution?
  • Bullfrog 2013/01/11 16:32:23

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