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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Big Brother in your fireplace

EPA Not Blowing Smoke – Decrees Nationwide Woodstove Ban

In January the EPA tightened the permissible emissions of woodstoves from 15 micrograms per cubic meter to a maximum of 12 micrograms. You might wonder how they would enforce a ban without entering people’s homes or climbing upon their rooftops to sample the smoke. They simply use the same type of mandates they do in the case of new vehicle emissions standards.
They go after the manufacturers. The restrictions ban the production and sale of roughly eighty percent of all stoves currently on the market in the United States.
OK. Time for DIY.

Wood stoves - efficient ones - are easy to build. YouTube has dozens of examples. Here's one:

It might not be elegant, but i am sure that Americans can come up with elegant if they want - and the EPA be damned!

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